Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the ‘heavy machinery of the BJP’ deployed during the campaign was making the MCD’s polls the toughest election ever contested by the Aam Aadmi party, accusing the BJP of pressure on the media to spread propaganda.
Addressing the newly elected councillors, Mr Kejriwal said the AAP does positive politics and talks about “our work”.
“This election was very, very difficult. A few people say it was an easy election, but it wasn’t. The way they conspired against us and the way they used the state apparatus against us, this is the toughest election we have ever contested,” Mr Kejriwal claimed.
“The BJP’s heavy machinery deployed during the campaign made the MCD poll the toughest election contested by the AAP so far,” he added.
Referring to alleged videos of imprisoned minister Satyender Jain, the chief minister said the BJP had pressured the media to spread “propaganda against us”.
“We do positive politics and talk about our work. BJP through fake videos and letters from imprisoned scammer did not allow us to discuss our work narrative,” said the head of the ‘APA.
“Also the way they pressured the media, they berated the media and twisted their arm, they ran a disinformation campaign against us. There was a new fake video every morning at 9am “, he alleged.
The AAP wrested power from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in high-stakes civic polls in the nation’s capital on Wednesday. The party led by Arvind Kejriwal won 134 out of 250 districts while the BJP won 104.
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