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You'll be risking your children's lives if you vote for BJP: Kejriwal

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April 21, 2017 18:43


Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the three civic bodies,saying it had become synonymous with chikhungunya, malaria, dengue and garbage and the people of Delhi would be risking their children's lives if they voted for the party in the April 23 MCD polls.
"If you vote for the BJP and if your child falls prey to chikunngya or dengue, you are responsible for it. I can offer free treatment to your child in (the Delhi government) hospitals, but what led to him contracting dengue.
"If someone in your home falls ill then you are responsible because you voted for the party which is synonymous to chikhungunya, malaria, dengue and garbage," he said in a stinging attack on the BJP as the city goes to the
polls on Sunday.
The BJP is in power in the three municipal corporations of Delhi since 2007.
Making a fervent appeal to vote for an "honest Aam Aadmi Party", the chief minister said his party will clean Delhi in a year and eradicate vector-borne diseases in the next three years.
He said that the Congress is "dead" in Delhi and at the national level, and voting for them would mean "wasting your vote."
Kejriwal also alleged that with just two days left for the MCD polls, the BJP and the Congress are resorting to the "cheap politics" by engineering the water and power shortages.

"The BJP and the Congress are stealing oil from the power transformers and ensuring that there is power shortage. They are doing it deliberately and resorting to cheap politics by disrupting water and power supply," he alleged.

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