Delhi Election 2015 – Venkaiah states the BJP is confident of win
On Sunday, 01 February 2015, M Venkaiah Naidu (the senior BJP leader and the Parliamentary Affairs Minister) said that his party would win the Assembly Election in Delhi. According to him, the AAP is “discredited” and can join the hands with the Indian National Congress.
He, at an event in Hyderabad, told to reporters, “The BJP is confident that it will win Delhi state Assembly elections comfortably. The AAP is discredited because it has joined hands with Congress, against its own promise of not to align with Congress. (It) did not take any action against the Congress government of its scams and scandals, including CWG, because it was depending on their support.
“At the end of it, they ran away leaving the responsibility and betrayed the people of Delhi. That being the case, I don’t think people will give them any chance at all”.
Naidu stated that the AAP has lost its earned prestige and reputation as it several leaders are quitting the party. It’s some leaders are making controversial statements and talk about sentimental issues like Jammu and Kashmir.
Further, he said, “If an eight month-old party faces so much allegations, it will be disappointment if it is felt that this party would reform the country. Some of us felt, after the party was formed and after listening to him, that the party may try to bring about a change in society, that there would be a healthy competition.
“But, unfortunately, it was proved in practice that all that would not be possible. Shanti Bhushanji himself said (Kiran) Bedi is a good candidate. After seeing all this, there is not much of a difference between AAP and Congress. Because, it has joined hands with the Congress Party. It is behaving like Congress. It indulged in vote-bank politics in the issue of Batla encounter. It could not display moral authority.”