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AAP is BJP's competitior in Delhi polls: Jaitley

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As Delhi heads for one of the most fiercely fought electoral battle, senior BJP leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said his party's main rival was Arvind Kejriwal's AAP which has been eyeing to recapture power.

In an address to BJP workers at Viswas Nagar in east Delhi, Jaitley was severely crtical of AAP and said people of the city will have to decide whether they want "good governance" or "anarchy" in the capital.

The Finance Minister said Congress, which ruled the city for 15 years from 1998-2013, was nowhere in the the contest as people rejected the party in the last Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

"In Delhi polls, Kejriwal is the only issue (competition). Voters need to decide whether they want good governance in Delhi or anarchy," the Finance Minister, who has been overseeing BJP's preparation for the polls, said.

The AAP has been putting up a spirited fight as their leaders and candidates have been holding corner meetings and door-to-door campaigns seeking a second shot at power. The AAP had made a spectacular debut in the Assembly polls in 2013 winning 28 seats out of 70 and formed a government with Congress's support.

Jaitley asked the party workers to put in their "heart and soul" in the poll campaign as only few days are remaining for the crucial polls.

Attacking Kejriwal for his protest at the Rajpath when he was the Chief Minister, Jaitley referred to his reported comments about the Republic Day during the demonstration in January last year.

"Kiran Bedi is capable of ensuring good governance and discipline. How can a Chief Minister say that he will not let the Republic Day parade happen? We will form a majority government and Congress will not be able to get few seats even to extend support to any party," he said.

First Published: Sun, February 01 2015. 22:40 IST
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