New Delhi: The newly-elected BJP chief ministers of Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra today came together to ask Delhiites to vote the party into power in the upcoming Assembly polls so that its government here could join hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre.
The trio, who were termed ‘real aam aadmis' by BJP President Amit Shah at a rally here today, all pitched for the saffron party to be handed the mandate in Delhi. “BJP has formed its government with a full majority in Haryana for the first time after people completely rejected Congress. After Haryana, BJP's victory waves are moving towards Delhi.
“I am very sure that BJP will definitely get full majority in the upcoming polls and give good governance,” Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said at a BJP rally at the Ramlila Grounds in the national capital. Khattar appealed to the people hailing from his state who live in Delhi to vote for BJP.
“Thirty per cent of the total population of Delhi belongs to Haryana and lakhs of people go from either state to the other in order to earn their livelihood,” he said.
Similar was the pitch of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who said, “On the appeal of Modi-ji, Jharkhand's people voted for BJP and Modi-ji is now appealing to the people of Delhi and they should support BJP. For the last 14 years, Jharkhand was under-developed; (but) there is now a BJP government, (the state) will grow very well,” said Das.
He said that only in BJP are the party workers given important responsibilities and added that, the son of a labourer, he is now the chief minister of Jharkhand only because he was a member of the outfit.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that a BJP government would ensure development in Delhi. “In next two years, we are going to invest Rs 1 lakh crore in Mumbai with the help of the Centre. I want to ask you, if you also want to change Delhi and get development here, and then come with BJP,” he said.
BJP President Shah, who, too, addressed the rally, said that while some call themselves ‘aam aadmi', they should look to the dais at the Ramlila Grounds to see the real ‘aam aadmis'. His reference was to the three chief ministers in an apparent dig at Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal.