New Delhi : Eyeing a return to power after 15 years, BJP on Tuesday appealed to the people of Delhi not to “fritter away” their votes on small parties in an apparent reference to Aam Admi Party, while seeking their support to serve them.
Accusing the Congress of piling up “burden” on the common man, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said there has been strong “anti-incumbency” against the ruling dispensation across the country and a victory for the party in Delhi will lay foundation for its return to power at the Centre next year. “There is a strong anti-incumbency wave blowing in the country. So, people want to reject Congress. You must reject it in our (BJP’s) favour and not fritter away votes on small parties that have sprung up. Defeat Congress and bring BJP to power,” Swaraj said.
Addressing a number of election rallies, she also slammed Delhi government for increasing the power and water tariffs while targeting the Centre for hike in petrol prices. “People of Delhi have been doubly burdened. While the Centre puts the weight of hiked petrol and food prices, the Delhi government puts additional burden of increased power tariff and water issues, among others,” she said. The Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha enumerated the party’s plans outlined in their election manifesto released on Tuesday and claimed that the Delhi elections will be the “culmination” of that anti-incumbency wave.