MCD bypolls: AAP only party to challenge BJP in the country, says Arvind Kejriwal

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Buoyed by its impressive performance in the Surat municipal polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the AAP was the only party that was challenging the BJP in Delhi and in the country.

Addressing roadshows in Delhi's Seelampur, Kondli and Trilokpuri ahead of the municipal by-elections, Kejriwal batted for a double-engine governance in Delhi. He said voting for the AAP would usher in development since the party was also running the government.

"To further develop Delhi, people need to vote for an AAP councillor who will work with the AAP government in Delhi to address the needs of the people," Kejriwal said.

The Delhi CM was accompanied by party candidates Mohammad Isharaq Khan from Chauhan Bangar ward, Dhirendra from Kalyanpuri and Vijay Kumar from Trilokpuri.

"The Congress is being wiped off from everywhere, you must have heard about the municipal election results in Surat. Congress got zero seats in Surat. The Aam Aadmi Party is the only party to challenge the BJP across the nation," Kejriwal said at Seelampur.

Calling Congress the B-Team of BJP, Kejriwal said it was useless to vote for the party. "Congress has accepted its defeat to BJP and only AAP is contesting against the saffron party in all states. It is a miracle in itself that you all have voted for AAP three times and defeated the BJP," he said.

The AAP national convener also said his government provided "zero power bills, good hospitals and schools" in Delhi, and asked people to vote for his party candidates in the municipal bypolls on Sunday.

"The Aam Aadmi Party is in government for the last six years in Delhi. We have taken all measures to develop Delhi, improve schools and hospitals, made bus rides free for women, and provided free electricity. If you vote for us and our councillor wins, we will work together for the development of Delhi," Kejriwal said.

In the 2017 civic body elections, AAP had won four of the wards Chauhan Bangar, Trilokpuri, Kalyanpuri and Rohini-C while the BJP had bagged Shalimarbagh.

The Shalimarbagh ward fell vacant after the death of the sitting BJP councillor, while the AAP councilors on the remaining four wards contested the Delhi Assembly polls last year and became MLAs.

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