They can snatch our office but AAP ready to operate from streets: Arvind Kejriwal

Zeeshan Shaikh
Arvind Kejriwal had linked the cancellation of the office land to AAP's promise of abolishing house tax if voted to power in the municipal corporations, which go to polls on April 23.

New Delhi, April 8: Ahead of the Delhi Municipal Polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is being targeted for working for the people. Arvind Kejriwal’s reaction came a day after Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi cancelled the allotment of AAP office which is used by the party as their headquarter. While addressing a press conference in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said, “They can snatch our office but AAP will keep fighting for people. We will work for people from the roads”.

Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP which had won the Delhi Assembly Elections in 2015 and had won 67 seats is all set to field 272 candidates across the Union Territory for the upcoming MCD polls. Losing the office at this time may affect AAP’s performance in the MCD Elections which will be held on April 23.

“In Delhi Congress has four offices and a plot, BJP has seven offices and a plot while AAP which had won 67 seats in Delhi has no office. It’s an injustice. Even the RJD and the BSP have an office in Delhi but has no office,” Kejriwal said.

Arvind Kejriwal also said that the AAP is a recognised party and having an office in Delhi is their constitutional right. The AAP convenor alleged that the action was taken aginst them after the party had announced that it will end BJP’s 10 years of misrule in MCD. Also Read – Arvind Kejriwal lashes out at LG Anil Baijal for cancellation of allotted land, accuses BJP of snatching AAP office

The AAP leader also claimed that it is for the first time since Independence, that a ruling party has to function in the state without an office.

Arvind Kejriwal had linked the cancellation of the office land to AAP’s promise of abolishing house tax if voted to power in the municipal corporations, which go to polls on April 23.

Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the BJP wanted to finish them and want to close AAP. “But it won’t happen as we are following the path of truth. People of Delhi will teach them a lesson in the polls,” Kejriwal said.

The AAP chief also said that his party has been “victimised” for taking sides of poor and acting against mafia. On Friday, LG Anil Baijal had ordered cancellation of the allotment of a bungalow on Rouse Avenue allotted to AAP for its office.