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Delhi MCD elections: 'Will go to court to conduct polls on time,' Kejriwal's veiled message to Centre

Speaking in the legislative assembly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "we will have to approach court to get MCD elections conducted on time and we will do it."

Shashwat Bhandari Written By: Shashwat Bhandari New Delhi Updated on: July 05, 2022 17:11 IST
Arvind Kerjiwal, Delhi MCD elections
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Highlights

  • We will have to approach court to get MCD elections conducted on time, said Delhi CM Kejriwal
  • Kejriwal accused BJP-led central government of using force in not allowing MCD elections
  • Kejriwal claimed there are talks that Delhi might be converted into full Union Territory

Delhi MCD Elections: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that they will approach the court to get Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections conducted on time.

Speaking in the legislative assembly, Kejriwal said, "we will have to approach court to get MCD elections conducted on time and we will do it."

Kejriwal accused the BJP-led central government of using force and hooliganism in not allowing MCD elections in the city and asserted that the AAP will approach the court to get the polls conducted on time.

Speaking in the Delhi Assembly on the second day of the monsoon session, Kejriwal claimed there are talks that Delhi might be converted into full Union Territory and then there will be no elections.

“They (centre) are using force, hooliganism in not allowing MCD elections. We will have to approach the court to get MCD elections conducted on time and we will do it,” Kejriwal said during a discussion.

After his speech, Kejriwal told reporters during the unification exercise of the three MCDs, the Centre had assured that a delimitation commission would be formed following which, elections will be held.

“Over one and half a months have passed after the unification of the MCDs, but they have not formed the delimitation commission. They don't want elections to be conducted. This is against democracy. We will go to court on this if required,” Kejriwal told reporters.

The Delhi Chief Minister also spoke on the arrest of his minister Satyendar Jain and said, "I think it was a black day for the country when Satyendar Jain, who gave not only this country but entire world the concept of Mohalla Clinic, was picked up & arrested. They jailed him but people still don't believe them (Centre), they say he's honest."

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