AAP suffered in fight between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi: Kejriwal

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AAP suffered in fight between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi: Kejriwal
AAP suffered in fight between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday applauded his party workers for doing a good job in campaigning for the Lok Sabha election 2019 and took responsibility of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s  debacle in the elections; however, he claimed that the poor performance was because of a perception that this big fight was between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, making people vote accordingly.

In an open letter to the party workers, Kejriwal mentioned that it was miscommunication between the people and AAP that failed to explain why voters should choose AAP in the Lok Sabha polls.

“The results, however, didn’t meet our expectations. Post-election ground analysis has revealed two major reasons. First, the atmosphere that prevailed in the country rubbed off on Delhi as well. Second, people saw this “big election” as between Modi and Rahul and voted accordingly. Whatever be the reason, we were not able to explain to the public why they should vote for us in this big election,” he said.

Boosting moral of the party workers, Kejriwal claimed that Aam Aadmi Party will show a good performance in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha election. He claimed that people will award his party for the “incredible work” they have done in the national capital.

Kejriwal said on the brighter side, “people have been enthusiastically assuring us that in the small election for Delhi Vidhan Sabha, they will vote in the name of the incredible work we have done in Delhi”.

Kejriwal asserted that the Delhi government has not budged from the “corruption-free mission” that brought this party into existence six and a half years ago.?

“Despite unleashing the power of all government agencies on my ministers and me, they couldn’t find even a single ‘naya paisa’ worth of corruption. All the cases filed on our 20 MLAs were dismissed by the courts,” he said.

The AAP managed to win just one seat out of over 40 seats on which it fielded its candidates. All seven of their candidates in Delhi also lost in the Lok Sabha polls.