Arvind Kejriwal seeks votes in Modi's name
AAP's website on Friday posted an image as well as a video, prepared by the party ahead of Delhi polls, showing people in Delhi wanted Modi for PM and now they want to Kejriwal as Delhi's next chief minister.
An article published in NitiCentral says, "The desperation of Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party has reached a new low. After using all its might to criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP and having failed miserably, AAP website has made a new page to entice the voters of Delhi under the banner headline - ‘Modi for PM, Kejriwal for CM'."
"But now, a failed Arvind Kejriwal is using development mascot Prime Minister Narendra Modi's good name to win the upcoming election in Delhi. This is the same Narendra Modi whom the AAP chief and his party unfairly targeted time and again on several occasions to score brownie points."
Kejriwal has at a recent Press conference had claimed that his party will win more than 45 seats in upcoming Delhi election. "We will go to the people with the track record of our 49-day Government. We will win more than 45 seats," Kejriwal had said.
AAP's banner comes barely a day after its chief and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, in an interview to NDTV, said that BJP is not declaring a chief ministerial candidate as it is scared of him and is trying to create an artificial fight between him and Narendra Modi.
And the very next day, the party has proved that it also banks on Modi's name to regain lost grounds in Delhi.
BJP attacks AAP, Kejriwal
Reacting to this development, Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP's MP from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, told NitiCentral, "This is nothing but an example of opportunistic politics from Arvind Kejriwal. It is same Kejriwal who was earlier going all guns blazing against Narendra Modi during Lok Sabha polls but all his efforts proved futile. Therefore he has come up with this new tactic but the people of Delhi is not going to fall to his trap."
AAP has however changed its banner and also removed the video off its website after facing backlash.
Has AAP accepted its defeat?
But a question arises why the party, which claims to be BJP is equally corrupt as Congress and Modi no different a politician, did so it in first place? Has Arvind Kejriwal realised that it neither he nor his party can stand against the Modi-wave?
It seems the recent assembly poll results in Maharashtra and Haryana, in which the BJP has come to power riding over Modi-wave, have forced Kejriwal that both he and his party are no match to the charm and aura of BJP's poster boy. It seems the fact that the BJP won in both these state's without even declaring a chief ministerial candidate has made AAP even more jittery over his prospects. Hence, the party took the ultimate step for electoral gains in Delhi.
It might be possible that the party, after a few days, will come up with a simple explanation that the website was "hacked" and the party has nothing to do with the video. But, it will be too late for both party as well as Kejriwal because the damage has already been done.