Why AAP is likely to sweep the Delhi municipal elections

Arvind Kejriwal

He said Delhi, if the AAP came to control the civic bodies that are now with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), would become as clean as London or any other Western city. One person should tell 100 people to vote for the AAP. "If AAP gets control, I promise to clean up Delhi like never before", Kejriwal said.

In fact, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party members are already campaigning across the city to woo the voters, while reminding them about the various schemes that his government has launched to improve the basic infrastructure of the city.

"The last time people of Delhi gave us a historic 67 out of 70 seats in assembly polls".

New Delhi: After coming under attack from the opposition for his pledge to make Delhi like London, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that he believed Delhi is unique in its own way and he only meant that if voted to power in the corporations, AAP would make Delhi as clean as European cities like London."I want to clarify that I have not said that we will turn Delhi into London".

Chief Minister's claims were soon trending on Twitter.

The MCD was trifurcated into three civic bodies - North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation - in 2012.

Comparing the Delhi government's work with other states, he said, "The BJP has been in power in Madhya Pradesh for 10-12 years". "We promised we would reduce power and water rates by half, we did it", he said. But we changed that as human beings live even in these colonies.

As of now, he said, garbage was piled up everywhere in Delhi, fouling the atmosphere.

Kejriwal was in Uttam Nagar area when he said that the municipal bodies have failed to keep the capital clean. "In Uttar Pradesh, it is Rs 2,600 for 400 units and people in Mumbai need to pay Rs 4,000 for the same", he added. After the new civic map was unveiled, it revealed that municipal wards increased in Assembly seats that have slums, unauthorised colonies and rural areas which are considered to be AAP strongholds.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said the move was a step towards ending corruption in the deparment, which was known for corrupt practices.