Election Commission delaying MCDs polls bowing down to BJP’s pressure, alleges Sisodia

Election Commission delaying MCDs polls bowing down to BJP’s pressure, alleges Sisodia

Election Commission delaying MCDs polls bowing down to BJP’s pressure, alleges Sisodia

Says AAP going to win over 250 wards out of total 272

New Delhi, March 9 (Delhi Crown): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday came down heavily on the Delhi Election Commission for “bowing down” to the pressure of the BJP-led Central Government and not announcing the MCD election schedule by cancelling the press conference at the last minute.

Sisodia alleged that it had happened for the “first time” in the country when the Election Commission was following the directions of the Central Government in “delaying” the polls.

“The term of the three MCDs is coming to an end. Today the Delhi Election Commission was supposed to address a press conference to announce the election the MCDs elections schedule, but it cancelled the press conference at the last minute. Buckling under the pressure of the BJP, the Delhi Election Commission has shied away from holding the MCD polls. This way we can’t protect democracy, we can’t protect the Constitution,” said Sisodia.

The Delhi Election Commission stopped from announcing the election schedule at the last minute as it was “pressurised” by the BJP-led Central Government. “This is not an indication of a healthy democracy,” he further alleged.

He further stated – “The BJP has been neck-deep in corruption over the past 15 years. They know all their misdeeds. They know they will be routed in the ensuing polls, hence want to delay the polls on one pretext or the other.”

The BJP has been doing its own surveys and knows well that out of the total 272 MCD wards the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is going to win more than 250 wards, Sisodia said and added – “It the polls are delayed the APP will win 260 wards or even 270 wards.”

The Deputy CM also said that trifurcation of the MCD was done after the Delhi Assembly had passed a resolution. “Now, the unification, if at is to be done, has to be done by the Delhi Assembly, and not by the Central Government,” said Sisodia, and added – “we don’t have any intimation about any move of unifying the three MCDs.”

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