Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday referred to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘Naxalite’, claiming that the latter would leave office within a year even if his party emerges victorious in the Delhi Assembly polls.
“The exit polls might state that Kejriwal will win the Delhi elections but he is a Naxalite type of a person. All of his colleagues are associated with the Naxalite movement and thus they will be unable to run the government. I think that within one year, you will see that he will be finished,” said Swamy.
“Congress has completely become ‘zero’. All the votes that the Congress had have been transferred to AAP. The public has at the end voted on the basis of water, electricity and other basic resources,” he added.
Swamy also stated that a poll reversal in the Delhi elections was not a reflection on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“There is no comparison between Kejriwal and Prime Minister Modi because the latter could never be the Chief Minister. Kiran Bedi too joined the proceedings at a much later stage,” he said.
The polls, seen as a direct fight between the BJP and AAP, witnessed a fractiously divided support base for the two parties.
A total of 673 candidates are in the fray for the 70-member Delhi Assembly. The results for the elections would be declared on February 10.