Manish Sisodia says AAP candidate leaving Rajouri Garden to contest Punjab polls was political mistake

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Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, has termed the AAP MLA, Jarnail Singh’s decision to quit Delhi’s Rajouri Garden to contest polls in Punjab as a political mistake.

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Speaking to ABP News’s special programme, Ghoshnapatra, Sisodia said, “Rajouri Garden was a political mistake, we accept that. The result says it was a political mistake. (That’s because) Jarnail Singh lost in Punjab and we lost here. But, we human beings learn from our own mistakes.”

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In response to another questions, Sisodia said that the poor showing in Rajouri Garden and MCD bypolls were not indicative of his government’s waning popularity.

He said, “Bypolls have their own dynamics. PM Modi won from Varanasi, but BJP lost in by-elections. Rajnath Singh won from Lucknow, but his party lost in by-elections. And they’ve now won a historic mandate in the same UP.”

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Civic body polls are scheduled in Delhi on 23 April. In Rajouri Garden assembly bypoll, AAP candidate had lost his deposit and came poor third. Congress, which was decimated in 2015 assembly polls, had improved its vote share by securing second position.

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In the results announced for states last month, AAP had performed miserably with the party not being able to win a single seat in Goa and winning just 20-odd seats in Punjab.

Sisodia denied that charges that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was surrounded by sycophants.

(Watch the full programme here)

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