New Delhi, Oct 26: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been actively campaigning to woo people in Punjab for the upcoming Assembly elections in 2017. Aam Aadmi Party Chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was stormed by questions by Dainik Bhaskar as to why is the party not revealing names of the Chief Ministerial Candidates and why was he scared of it. To this, Kejriwal said people say baseless things and stated that the party is working hard to bring out massive development in Punjab. He assured that whoever the candidate is, will sacrifice anything for the betterment of Punjab. Also Read - Delhi MCD Election Results 2021 LIVE Updates: AAP Wins 4 Out Of 5 Seats, Congress Wins 1
Arvind Kejriwal was asked if his wife, Sunita Kejriwal had plans to become the Chief Minister of Punjab. To this, Kejriwal said that there was no question of his wife becoming the Chief Minister and he had no clue about himself as well. Kejriwal was quoted saying by Dainik Bhaskar that he is now not in a position to comment on whether he is fighting the upcoming Punjab election. Also Read - Arvind Kejriwal Blames BJP For Red Fort Violence, Says Farmers Can Be Anything But Anti-Nationals
When asked to comment on Opinion Polls, Kejriwal said opinion polls are unreal. He said the results of the opinion polls are superficial. Citing an instance, Kejriwal said the opinion poll alloted them 6 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections but the party won 28 seats. The second time, polls gave us 23 seats but the AAP won 67 seats. Also Read - Delhi CM Kejriwal Still Has Full Z Plus Security Cover: Centre on AAP's Claim
Meanwhile, the opinion poll allotted 42 seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party but what the party got in real were just 3 seats. Kejriwal said the party had conducted an opinion in Punjab and as per results; the party should get 96 seats in the upcoming elections. Also, the Punjab Congress on Tuesday termed Kejriwal a ‘bhagoda’ (escapist). This statement came a day after war of words erupted between AAP’s national convener and Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Twitter.
Chhotepur was picked two years back by Arvind Kejriwal and was removed after allegations that Chhotepur asked for bribe from potential candidates. In a sting operation that was carried out by AAP, sources reported that Chottepur asked for a bribe of Rs. 4 lakhs from one potential candidate and was therefore removed from the post of state convener.
Earlier in September, Kejriwal took a dig at the frequent tax raids on business houses and traders by the ruling Akali-BJP and said AAP would end “raid raj” if it comes to power in Punjab. When asked to make public the CD that had proved guilty on corruption charges, Kejriwal said Chhotepur leaving the party will not affect the votebank of AAP in Punjab. He said people of Delhi came to him, complaining about wrong practices by Sucha Singh Chhotepur and handed over a CD to him that proved Chhotepur guilty. Kejriwal further stated that the CD has not been made public as the source had given the proof on conditions of anonymity.