Elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly are scheduled to take place on February 8, and the results are expected to be declared on February 11.
With less than 20 days before the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP have upped their ante, especially when it comes to social media wit.
January 21 saw Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and state BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari getting embroiled in a war of words. While Kejriwal accused the Opposition of launching personal attacks on him, Tiwari accused Kejriwal of carrying out shoddy work in the name of development in the capital city.
Kejriwal tweeted, “On the one hand, BJP, JD(U), LJP, JJP, Congress and RJD; and on the other schools, hospitals, water, electricity, free travel for women, and the people of Delhi (sic).
एक तरफ़ - भाजपा, JD(U), LJP, JJP, Congress, RJD
दूसरी तरफ़ - स्कूल, अस्पताल, पानी, बिजली, फ़्री महिला यात्रा, दिल्ली की जनता
मेरा मक़सद है - भ्रष्टाचार हराना और दिल्ली को आगे ले जाना,
उनका सबका मक़सद है - मुझे हराना— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 21, 2020
To this, Tiwari retorted, “On the one hand, broken roads, dirty toxic water, no new school, no new hospital, operation theatres shut in hospitals, no electronic bus, all anti-corruption activists removed from the party and alliance with Congress (sic).
“On the other hand, sabka saath sabka vikas (all-encompassing development) with BJP,” Tiwari tweeted.
एक तरफ़-टूटी सड़के,गंदा ज़हरीला पानी,एक नया स्कूल नहीं,एक नया अस्पताल नहीं,अस्पतालों में ऑपरेशन थीयटर बंद,एक भी इलेक्ट्रिक बस नहीं
सब करप्शन से लड़ने वालों को पार्टी से निकाला.कांग्रिस से घटबंधन कर डाला
70वायदों में #failरहेAapJanuary 21, 2020
Kejriwal and BJP have been constantly sparring over infrastructure and facilities for Delhiites, with the saffron party getting extremely critical of the doles, including free bus rides for women and subsidised water and electricity schemes, rolled out by the AAP government in Delhi.
While BJP MP Gautam Gambhir claimed that freebies will lose their value for people over time, Tiwari, in of his poll rallies, promised “five times more”, if the saffron party comes to power.Elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly are scheduled to take place on February 8, and the results are expected to be declared on February 11. While Kejriwal and his AAP is bidding for re-election, the BJP and the Congress are hoping to improve their tally against three and nil respectively last election.
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