New Delhi, June 3 (): After taking the suggestion from his supporters, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that he would contest directly against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the upcoming assembly elections, said a party member of the AAP.
In a party meeting held in the national capital yesterday, Arvind Kejriwal announced his decision to contest from New Delhi constituency and take on Dikshit directly. Paying heed to the suggestion given by party workers, the AAP leader said that he will fight against Sheila Dikshit from wherever she contests. In case the Delhi Chief Minister moves to some other place out of fear, Kejriwal said that he will also move to the seat from where Dikshit is contesting.
The final approval of Kejriwal’s candidature however will be decided after the process of collecting 100 signatures from people in the constituency. As the Delhi Chief Minister has become the symbol of corruption, Delhi can no more tolerate Dikshit and would like to get rid of her, said Kejriwal.
Digging at the BJP, Arvind Kejriwal said that people no more trust the BJP as it deliberately fields weak candidates against the chief minister. It is only the AAP who can defeat the Congress in Delhi, said Arvind Kejriwal claiming that the BJP was playing “already fixed” match with Congress in Delhi.
AAP has the capacity to drive out the Congress in Delhi, alleged Kejriwal claiming that the BJP is hand in glove with Dikshit. Replying to a question, as to why Kejriwal was not contesting against Goel, AAP party member Kumar Vishwas mockingly said, “Bofors are not used to kill mosquitoes.”
Political experts however said that though chances of Arvind Kejriwal defeating Dikshit seem to be little faint, the decision cannot be taken lightly.
Arvind Kejriwal who repeatedly exposed Dikshit government for its failure to provide the basic amenities to the people, has now moved a step forward to contest against the Delhi Chief Minister in the upcoming elections.