Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that people of Delhi will vote for the full statehood of the national capital and not to elect the prime minister. Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal asked the Congress to make its stand clear on the issue of full statehood for Delhi.
He said, “People of Delhi have voted in the past to elect the prime minister. But they’ve now decided that they will not vote to make anyone prime minister. This time they will vote for the full statehood for Delhi.”
This came after Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday officially confirmed that his party will have no alliance with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party in this year’s Lok Sabha polls in Delhi. Speaking at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi, Gandhi had said, “I want to tell booth workers of the Congress party. This is entirely up to you. The Congress has to win all the seven seats here (Delhi). The booth level workers have to ensure it.”
The AAP has already announced its candidates for six out of seven seats in Delhi. They are Dilip Pandey for North-East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Raghav Chadha for South Delhi. Gugan Singh for North-West Delhi, Brijesh Goyal for New Delhi and Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk.
Kejriwal had taken to his Facebook on Monday night to claim that his party will win all seven seats in this year’s elections.
Delhi will go to poll in the sixth phase on 12 May. The counting will take place on 23 May.