AAP to contest municipal polls in UP

  • AAP to contest municipal polls in UP

AAP to contest municipal polls in UP

Brewing resentment among a section of sitting BJP councilors over the party's decision to field only fresh faces in the MCD polls, may trigger defection by a couple of them from the party's ranks, sources said.

"By its decision of not giving candidature to 153 sitting councillors, the BJP has accepted its failure in the MCDs and also that it has looted the civic bodies".

The BJP's decision not to give ticket to any outgoing councillor in the Delhi civic polls is an admission of wrongdoing by its 153 councillors, the AAP said on Thursday. When asked, Tiwari brushed aside speculations that the step may result in infighting and the standing councillors rebelling against the party.

The Indian Express had reported on Monday that only fresh faces will be given tickets this time around. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in power in the municipal bodies for the last 10 years. According to sources, numerous sitting councillors have been promised tickets for the next Assembly elections and other posts in the organisation. After the meeting, however, a majority of them put up a fearless face for the cameras, saying they are party workers and will abide by the BJP's decision.

Kejriwal had recently affirmed that the residents of the national capital brought the Aam Aadmi Party into power by giving them a historic 67 out of 70 seats.

"We agree that the organisation is supreme, but in my area, I can win because of my personal equation with people".

Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Election Commission urging them to conduct the upcoming MCD polls through ballot papers.

Chahal said that no ordinance has been issued as the Bill has only been passed in Delhi Assembly and thus the publicity was "misleading" and should be removed. Tiwari maintained that the BJP has taken an "organisational decision" unanimously with the office bearers.