Dikshit trashes opinion polls, says AAP has no standing

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New Delhi, Oct 30: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday debunked results of various opinion polls giving some weightage to the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and edge to BJP in the December 4 assembly election, saying their projections do not reflect the ground realities as people are likely to go for Congress which fulfilled their aspirations.

Dikshit, aiming to lead Congress for a fourth straight victory in the polls, said her government has delivered on the promises made to people and ensured inclusive growth through series of forward looking schemes and projects in the city besides scaling up infrastructure commensurate with rise in population.

"I do not think the opinion polls reflected the ground reality. How can you say Aam Admi Party will get so many seats when they have not yet come out with their agenda. I do not know on what basis they arrive at conclusion and how credible their figures can be," Dikshit told PTI in an interview.

The opinion polls don't reflect the ground reality, said Sheila Dikshit

When asked whether she was worried about possibility of Arvind Kejriwals's Aam Admi Party eating into Congress' vote share, the 75-year-old Congress leader rejected such possibility and said people of Delhi will support her party which has performed efficiently in the last 15 years. "The BSP which is an established party had campaigned hard during the last assembly election but it could not achieve much despite Mayawati holding a series of meetings. It is too early to say whether AAP will have any impact or not as people dont even know what it stands for," Dikshit said.

"Aam Admi Party is not a political party in true sense. Aam party may be a phenomena. But is it a political party? I doubt," she said. "I think people will support us as we carried out an inclusive development model. We ensured welfare of all sections of society. We have worked hard to offer the citizens a better life and our work is not yet complete," she said noting that the main fight in the polls will be between Congress and BJP.

Various opinion polls have projected that the AAP may eat into Congress' vote share while some polls have given edge to BJP. Asked whether BJP will be able to give better fight to Congress this time compared to 2008, Dikshit said the party was united during the last assembly polls.

"It is difficult for me to say what their internal strength is but in 2008 it doesn’t seem to have differences. This time their differences are out in the open," she said.

PTI

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