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“A PMO phone call made”: Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi poll

Arvind Kejriwal challenged the BJP to fight and win MCD elections in time.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed on Thursday that a phone call had been made from the Prime Minister’s office to the State Electoral Commissioner asking him to postpone the municipal corporation polls here.

“It would not have happened anywhere in the world that a prime minister gets an election postponed by calling the election commission directly and sending a letter. The BJP does not want elections. BJP leaders have all the records of loot in the MCD broke, “Mr Kejriwal demanded in the Delhi meeting.

The prime minister’s remarks came after the Delhi SEC earlier this month postponed announcing the election schedule for civilian bodies after receiving a statement from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal saying the center was planning a bill in the budget session of to bring the parliament to unite the three municipal corporations of Delhi.

The Union Cabinet nodded on Tuesday for a bill to merge the three municipal corporations in Delhi.

The bill on the unification of civilian bodies in Delhi is likely to be tabled in the ongoing budget session of parliament.

The national convener of the AAP also tried to know why the BJP had not reunited all three municipal corporations in the past seven years.

“Have you (BJP) slept seven years? The State Electoral Commission (SEC) was scheduled to declare the dates of MCD elections on March 9 at 17:00, but a phone call from the PMO was made to the commissioner and a letter was sent just an hour before the announcement to cancel the polls, ”he claimed.

When he addressed the House, the prime minister claimed that the BJP Babasaheb hated Ambedkar because he gave the Constitution and democracy.

He dared the BJP to fight MCD elections in time and win.

“The largest party in the world (BJP) has become afraid of the smallest party in the world (AAP),” Mr Kejriwal said.

According to sources, there may be some reorganization of wards in Delhi that could delay elections.

The source said the number of municipal wards in Delhi is likely to be limited to about 250. Currently, there are 272 municipal wards in the city.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by techlives staff and is being published from a syndicated stream.)

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