Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged people in Gujarat to vote for anyone but the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state Assembly elections, The Hindu reported.
“If the Aam Aadmi Party is winning, then vote for the AAP candidate...If somewhere else, another party is winning, vote for them,” Kejriwal said. “Defeating BJP is our goal...Everyone is looking towards Gujarat and praying that the BJP loses.”
He made the statement at the AAP’s national convention on the party’s fifth anniversary at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.
The Gujarat Assembly polls will be held in two phases – on December 9 and 14. The results will be declared on December 18. AAP will contest for 20 of the 182 Gujarat Assembly seats.
Kejriwal said the BJP was more corrupt than the Congress, and that even judges were not safe, referring to the controversy surround the death of Justice Brijgopal Harkishan Loya who died around the time he was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case.
The AAP chief accused the BJP of dividing the country since it came to power at the Centre in 2014. “What the ISI could not do in 70 years, the BJP has done in three years,” Kejriwal said, adding that the BJP had fulfilled Pakistan’s dream to divide India along Hindu-Muslim lines so it can “capture India”.