STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 16 October
Negating the survey conducted by the private agency which made predictions that AAP will alter the political equations of the Congress and the BJP in upcoming Delhi assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today claimed that it will single-handedly form the government with a clear majority.
According to an opinion poll conducted jointly by ABP News and A C Nielsen, AAP is likely to bag around 18 seats out of the 70 seats with BJP likely to emerge as the single largest party with 28 seats. The Congress which has been in power for the past three terms, will end up with 22 seats, said the survey.
AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that it was premature to comment on such private surveys which do not present the surveyed data to public.
“We do not know the source of the data collected in the survey nor its sample size. We do not even know if this survey was conducted in rural or urban areas or who the respondents were. We have been conducting our own surveys and periodically presenting the facts and data to media according to which we are leading in this assembly election. AAP will bag 47 seats out of 70 and will form the government with clear majority,” Sisodia said.
Party leaders are confident to have convinced the public about their agenda over a short period of time. “The movement started in 2011 with the demand of Jan lokpal. In 2012 we exposed the loot of resources by Robert Vadra, Nitin Gadkari and many other political leaders… and now we are a strong party in this upcoming election,” said a party leader.
The Party feels that clean image of their leaders, especially Arvind Kejriwal, who left his government services for social work and who won the prestigious Roman Magsaysay Award for his effort in implementation of RTI act, is yielding fruits now.