Kejriwal talks of movement 'if exit poll results prove true'

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A day after civic polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked his party workers to be ready for a "movement" if exit poll results of the municipal elections prove to be true.

Kejriwal made the remarks in a meeting of the poll observers at his residence in Civil Lines here.

According to sources Kejriwal in the meeting said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was born out of a movement and the party would not hesitate to return to it.

"Kejriwal told the AAP workers to be ready for a movement if exit poll results for the MCD elections come true," a party source told IANS.

The exit poll by ABP News-C Voter claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the three MCDs for 10 years, would make a clean sweep in municipal elections in Delhi, while the AAP and the Congress would lag far behind.

The exit poll predicted a landslide victory for the BJP in all three municipal corporations, winning 218 of the total 270 seats for which polls were held on Sunday.

Kejriwal, who had demanded that the polling for MCD polls should take place through ballot papers, told IANS in an interview on Saturday that he feared "5 to 10 per cent" EVM tampering in Delhi's civic polls.

The Delhi State Election Commission, however, asserted that the EVMs were "completely safe".

Senior party leaders, including Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh and several MLAs, attended the meeting.

--IANS

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