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AAP 'forced' BJP to change CMs in Uttarakhand, Gujarat: Raghav Chadha

Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha on Sunday claimed that the BJP was "forced" to change chief ministers in Uttarakhand and Gujarat after facing a challenge from the Aam Aadmi Party in the two states.

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Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha displays victory sign as early trends show party's victory in Delhi poll results. Photo: PTI
Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha | Photo: PTI

Delhi MLA on Sunday claimed that the was "forced" to change chief ministers in Uttarakhand and Gujarat after facing a challenge from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the two states.

The spokesperson also criticised the Congress while terming it an "ineffective, compromised and unsuccessful opposition".

"The challenged the by saying 'perform or perish', which forced the to change its CMs in both the states. Such is the power of the and Shri Arvind Kejriwal. I want to tell the people of the BJP that changing nameplates will not change the anger and resentment that the people of Uttarakhand and Gujarat have for you," Chadha said during a press conference here.

He added that a "convenient game of musical chairs" was being played by the BJP and the Congress in which they rule for five years each.

"When one party is in power, the other helps from outside and upon a power switch, they return the favour. There is an understanding in these parties, which has resulted in Uttarakhand and Gujarat both, being devoid of a strong opposition and a strong government," he said.

Talking about the Surat municipal polls, held earlier this year, Chadha remarked that the BJP was getting its "power circles challenged" by the AAP.

"Gujarat is a stronghold state of the BJP, the state from where the two most powerful politicians of the country come from, the state where the BJP has been ruling for 27 years is now getting its power circles challenged by the Aam Aadmi Party," the Rajendra Nagar MLA said.

He added that in Uttarakhand and Gujarat, "for every person who does not want to vote for the BJP, there are even more who don't want to vote for the Congress".

"Due to this, there is a huge vacuum, which the AAP has successfully filled," he claimed.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, September 12 2021. 20:04 IST