'Naxalite' Kejriwal will leave office within a year: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi, Feb 8: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is a 'Naxalite' kind of person and he would leave the office within a year if his party comes to power.

"Kejriwal is a Naxalite type of a person. All of his colleagues are associated with the Naxalite movement and thus they will be unable to run the government. Within one year, you will see that he will be finished," Swamy was quoted as saying in DNA report.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy

Exit poll predictions on Saturday for the Delhi elections revealed that the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) vote percentage has risen steadily since its maiden electoral battle in December 2013.

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According to Election Commission statistics, the AAP cornered a stunning 29.64 percent of all votes in Delhi 14 months ago to win a stunning 28 of the city's 70 seats.

This eventually led to a 49-day Congress-backed AAP government.

Although AAP leader and then chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision to resign in February 2014 cost the party a lot of goodwill, its vote share in the Lok Sabha election last year went up to 33.08 percent

Exit polls which after the end of voting Saturday predicted an AAP win say the party could now earn 41-43 vote percentage, indicating a clear and steady growth for it in the national capital.

It was the 2013 election when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 31 seats, five seats short of a legislative majority, leading to a 49-day AAP government. The BJP got 33.07 percent of all votes.

But the BJP's vote share zoomed to 46.63 percent, or more than 13 percent over the AAP's, in the 2014 Lok Sabha election when a "Modi wave" helped it to win all seven parliamentary seats in Delhi.

Saturday's exit poll findings show the BJP's vote share may have dropped to 34-37 percent, indicating a large-scale shift of voters from that party to the AAP since the Lok Sabha battle.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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