Delhi

Hopeful of LS win, Tiwari urges cadre to gear up for 2020 polls

BJP leader asks partymen to expose failures of AAP govt

After a day’s rest, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday asked party cadre on his home turf of North East Delhi to begin preparations for the upcoming Assembly elections here.

Hopeful of winning all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the Capital, Mr. Tiwari,, during a meeting with party workers in the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency, asked them to start preparations for the Assembly polls early next year by exposing the “failures” of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

Triangular contest

The Assembly elections are likely to witness a triangular contest between the BJP, the Congress and AAP for as many as 70 Assembly seats which constitute the Delhi Vidhan Sabha.

Mr. Tiwari met party workers and leaders representing his constituency at the district party office to “appreciate their contribution” in his campaign to retain the seat.

Addressing BJP office-bearers and workers at the meeting, Mr. Tiwari said, “We have to start preparing for the 2020 Assembly elections without taking rest.”

“The Congress has already been exposed and, by obstructing the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme and reservation to the economically weaker forward sections, [Chief Minister] Kejriwal has proved that his government has become a great misfortune for the people of Delhi,” he told party workers.

Mr. Tiwari further said that party workers needed to contact people in their areas and tell them that it was “necessary” to have a BJP government in Delhi.

“We have to contact every person and tell them that aBJP government is necessary in Delhi for the total development of the Capital and in solving all its problems,” the BJP leader added.

The last elections for Delhi Assembly were held in February 2015. AAP had received a massive mandate winning 67 of the 70 Assembly seats with the remaining three seats going to the BJP’s kitty followed by one more seat, claimed by BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal, after a by-poll on the Rajouri Garden seat.

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