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AAP Will Leave Politics if...: Kejriwal's Open Challenge to BJP Over Delhi Civic Polls

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Last Updated: March 23, 2022, 15:12 IST

New Delhi

File photo of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

File photo of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal's remarks came after the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to unify the three civic bodies -- North, East and South -- in Delhi

Saying that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will quit politics if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gets the municipal elections conducted timely and manages to win them, Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Saffron party over the postponement of the polls.

Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s remarks came after the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to unify the three civic bodies — North, East and South — in Delhi.

“We [the AAP] will leave politics if BJP gets the MCD polls held [timely] and wins them,” Arvind Kejriwal told reporters outside the Delhi Assembly.

“The BJP says it is the biggest political party in the world but it got scared by a small party and a small election. I dare the BJP for timely MCD polls,” he said.

Kejriwal also took to Twitter and said that deferring the elections is an “insult to martyrs”.

“Postponement of Delhi Municipal Corporation elections by BJP is an insult to the martyrs who had made sacrifices to establish democracy in the country by driving the British out of the country. Today they are postponing the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections due to fear of defeat, tomorrow they will postpone the elections of the states and the country, Kejriwal tweeted.

(With PTI inputs)

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first published:March 23, 2022, 14:55 IST
last updated:March 23, 2022, 15:12 IST