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BJP opens new social media front against AAP

Through the campaign ‘Jisne dia mauka, usko dio dhokha’ (bit the hands that fed), the party has accused AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promises in AAP-ruled Delhi and Punjab.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls and MCD elections in Delhi, the BJP has launched a new social media campaign against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Through the new social media campaign ‘Jisne dia mauka, usko dio dhokha’ (bit the hands that fed), the BJP has accused AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promises in AAP-ruled Delhi and Punjab.

In the videos posted on the official Twitter page of BJP and Delhi BJP Yamraj is seen having a conversation with Chandragupt about both the states. Chandrgupt narrates how a man who sought a ‘mauka’ (chance) is giving ‘dhokha’ (betrayal) to the people. BJP has posted two videos.

While one of the videos talks about how the AAP convener promised to make “nasha mukt Punjab” (drug-free Punjab) but failed, the other talks about how he also failed to clean the Yamuna river despite the promise.

Responding to the videos, Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi in a tweet said, “In Delhi, 54,000 people died in a year just because of breathing polluted air! For 8 years, a man used to blame stubble burning in Punjab for this poisonous air. Today, just apologizing by shaking hands with the problem. Whoever gave him a chance got cheated.”

Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Verma said, “Whoever gave a chance to the thug Kejriwal, He got cheated in return!”

Gujarat Assembly polls will be held in two phases – December 1 and 5 –while the result will be declared on December 8.

The MCD elections are scheduled to be held on December 4 to elect 250 councillors of Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The result will be announced on December 7.

This year, the Central government unified the three corporations – East Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation – into one MCD. After a Home Ministry notification, the total number of MCD wards in Delhi has been reduced to 250 from earlier 272. As many as 42 wards are in the reserved category.

The BJP has governed the civic bodies since 2007.

In the last civic body polls in 2017, the BJP won 181 of the 270 wards. The AAP had won 48 wards, while the Congress managed to win 27. Polling was not held for two seats due to the death of candidates.