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Arvind Kejriwal has started ‘Make India No 1’ campaign from Haryana. They are raising national issues in this campaign even after having government in only two states of Delhi and Punjab. This could be a strategy to play an important role in their national politics. His party leaders are already trying to project him as the face of the opposition in front of Narendra Modi in the next election. They are making this claim when they have failed to win a single seat in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections even after forming the government with a thumping majority in Delhi for two consecutive terms.
Voters by supporting the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections have indicated that their priority when it comes to national issues is not Arvind Kejriwal, but Narendra Modi. This has been the thinking of the voters of other states also. The result of this thinking has been that the BJP has been successful in garnering huge public opinion. Even knowing this truth, Arvind Kejriwal is seen repeatedly thumping in front of the BJP. What could be the meaning of this effort of theirs? At the same time, the Aam Aadmi Party and its leaders have been accused of corruption in many serious cases, and many of its leaders are in jail. If this is an attempt to stop the Aam Aadmi Party, will Arvind Kejriwal be able to break this Chakravyuh?
Kejriwal does not stand anywhere in front of BJP
Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor told Amar Ujala that Arvind Kejriwal’s politics has succeeded only in those places where the BJP has not been a major player. Outside Delhi, he has been successful only in Punjab, where he is pitted against the infighting-battered Congress and the Akali Dal, which is facing serious allegations of corruption. The BJP was not the major player here.
But Arvind Kejriwal could not do any miracle in those states where the BJP remains the dominant political force. Kejriwal tried his hand in the elections of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Goa that were held this year. But its candidates in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand only made a record of forfeiture of bail. Its state president and chief ministerial candidates also joined the BJP after the election. In Goa, even after trying hard, the Aam Aadmi Party was successful in only two seats. It could get only 6.8 percent of the vote. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections also, he tried to make a big claim, but he did not get any success. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he could not even muster the courage to compete. The BJP leader claimed that these election results show that Arvind Kejriwal’s politics does not succeed in front of the BJP.
BJP invincible in Delhi Lok Sabha elections
The priorities of the voters of Delhi have been very clear. In the assembly elections, he chose Arvind Kejriwal, but as soon as it came to the national elections, the voters chose Narendra Modi. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP got success in all the seven seats with 46.40 percent votes, then in the 2019 elections, the BJP came to an invincible position. It registered success in all the seven seats with 56.86 percent.
Accused of withdrawing from elections in Himachal Pradesh
Praveen Shankar Kapoor said that the assembly elections are to be held in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh by the end of this year. Kejriwal, who had earlier started the election campaign in Himachal Pradesh with great preparations, has now come to know about his ground and has gone back from campaigning aggressively in Himachal. It will be difficult to open Kejriwal’s account even after his best efforts in Gujarat.
Then why does Kejriwal claim in front of Modi?
Replying to Amar Ujala’s question, BJP leader Kapoor said that Arvind Kejriwal tries to create confusion among voters by putting himself at the forefront of the contest. Earlier such claims were made in Delhi on the pretext of false survey, later the same strategy was adopted in Punjab also. They also seemed to get some benefit from it. But as soon as he faced the BJP, this effort of Kejriwal did not succeed. He said that now the public has understood this strategy of Kejriwal better, which is why now his efforts are not getting any success.
Kejriwal will give competition to Modi
At the same time, Aam Aadmi Party leaders still believe that they are getting public support only because they also feel that only Kejriwal is capable of taking on Narendra Modi. Aam Aadmi Party MLA Virendra Kadian told Amar Ujala that the central government is making new plans every day to surround Arvind Kejriwal. Sometimes in the name of excise policy, sometimes on the pretext of getting classes in schools, sometimes on the pretext of ED-CBI raid and the latest land registry, efforts are being made to surround Kejriwal on the pretext of stamp duty irregularities. The AAP MLA said that this effort of BJP will not be successful at any cost.
AAP replaced Congress
Virendra Kadian said that the central government was earlier attacking the Congress and its leaders, but now Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party leaders have come to its center. This in itself is a proof that the BJP is also considering only Arvind Kejriwal in front of it in the coming times. He said that efforts are being made to stop them by raiding the houses and offices of their leaders. However, he claimed that even after this it would not be possible for the BJP to stop Arvind Kejriwal and the role of Arvind Kejriwal would be prominent in the government that will be formed in 2024.