Home minister Amit Shah at Matiala area on Thursday, Express photo by Gajendra Yadav
Ahead of the Assembly elections in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday called Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a master of making false promises. Addressing a gathering in the Matiala area, Shah said, "if competition to make false promises is held in the country, then Kejriwal will definitely come first."
He also blamed the Kejriwal government for the non-implementation of the Lokpal bill. "I've come to remind Kejriwal ji that you forgot the promises you made but neither the people of Delhi nor workers of BJP have forgotten...You became CM with help of Anna Hazare but couldn't bring a law for Lokpal and when Modi ji brought it you didn't implement it here," he said.
Earlier today, BJP leader Kapil Mishra dubbed the polls as a contest between India and Pakistan. In a tweet, the BJP's Model Town candidate wrote, "It will be India vs Pakistan on the roads of Delhi on February 8." In another tweet, he also said that Pakistan has made an entry in Shaheen Bagh.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, meanwhile, took out a roadshow in northwest Delhi's Matiala Assembly constituency on Thursday. Surrounded by supporters, Kejriwal, atop an open yellow coloured jeep, waved to the public as the roadshow progressed. He was accompanied by Matiala MLA Gulab Singh Yadav.
Delhi goes to polls on February 8 and the results will be declared on February 11.