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Made mistakes, admits Kejriwal after poll drubbing, BJP call it new drama

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“The reality is obvious. Yes, we made mistakes but we will introspect and course correct.”

IANS  |  New Delhi  April 30, 2017 Last Updated at 11:12 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PTI

Chastened by his party’s massive defeat in the civic polls, leader and Chief Minister on Saturday accepted that he has made “mistakes” and said the party will introspect and “course correct”.

The (BJP), however, termed the move as a “new drama of misleading the people”.

Kejriwal, the AAP convenor, posting a short statement on Twitter, said he has spoken to many volunteers and voters during the past two days since the civic poll results. “The reality is obvious. Yes, we made mistakes but we will introspect and course correct.”

“Time to go back to the drawing board. To not evolve would be silly. We owe that to the voters and volunteers. We owe that to ourselves,” he said.

The AAP leader said that action was needed to be taken and “not excuses”.

“It’s time to get back to work. And even if we slip from time to time, the key is to find the reserves to hold and pull ourselves up. The people deserve nothing less. The only thing constant is change.”

The swept all the three municipal bodies of Delhi, returning a tally of 181 of the total 270 seats in Wednesday’s results. AAP managed 48 and Congress 30 wards.

The AAP’s defeat comes more than two years after the assembly elections when it had humbled the BJP, winning 67 of the 70 seats.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said it was the beauty of his party and as “we admit our mistakes, reach out to the people to apologize and will work for the nation”.

But, the BJP’s President Manoj Tiwari, who is considered the brain behind his party’s win, described Kejriwal’s statement as “a new drama” and said it was only a gimmick and nothing else.

had done it earlier also,” Tiwari said giving the example of the AAP leader stepping down after 49 days of his first time in government from December 2013 to February 2014.

He said people will see through Kejriwal’s tendency of “changing colours like a chameleon”.

He said due to the “obstinate attitude” of and his government civic services in were obstructed time and again and the salary of employees, including sanitation workers, could not be paid on time resulting in inconvenience to the people of

Tiwari said that in 2014 too went to Varanasi for contesting Lok Sabha elections and after his defeat and return from Varanasi he apologized to the people of but after coming to power went for campaigns in Punjab and Goa for grabbing power in these states.

“He should understand that he cannot befool the people again and again,” Tiwari said in a statement.

 

Made mistakes, admits Kejriwal after poll drubbing, BJP call it new drama

“The reality is obvious. Yes, we made mistakes but we will introspect and course correct.”

“The reality is obvious. Yes, we made mistakes but we will introspect and course correct.”

Chastened by his party’s massive defeat in the civic polls, leader and Chief Minister on Saturday accepted that he has made “mistakes” and said the party will introspect and “course correct”.

The (BJP), however, termed the move as a “new drama of misleading the people”.

Kejriwal, the AAP convenor, posting a short statement on Twitter, said he has spoken to many volunteers and voters during the past two days since the civic poll results. “The reality is obvious. Yes, we made mistakes but we will introspect and course correct.”

“Time to go back to the drawing board. To not evolve would be silly. We owe that to the voters and volunteers. We owe that to ourselves,” he said.

The AAP leader said that action was needed to be taken and “not excuses”.

“It’s time to get back to work. And even if we slip from time to time, the key is to find the reserves to hold and pull ourselves up. The people deserve nothing less. The only thing constant is change.”

The swept all the three municipal bodies of Delhi, returning a tally of 181 of the total 270 seats in Wednesday’s results. AAP managed 48 and Congress 30 wards.

The AAP’s defeat comes more than two years after the assembly elections when it had humbled the BJP, winning 67 of the 70 seats.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said it was the beauty of his party and as “we admit our mistakes, reach out to the people to apologize and will work for the nation”.

But, the BJP’s President Manoj Tiwari, who is considered the brain behind his party’s win, described Kejriwal’s statement as “a new drama” and said it was only a gimmick and nothing else.

had done it earlier also,” Tiwari said giving the example of the AAP leader stepping down after 49 days of his first time in government from December 2013 to February 2014.

He said people will see through Kejriwal’s tendency of “changing colours like a chameleon”.

He said due to the “obstinate attitude” of and his government civic services in were obstructed time and again and the salary of employees, including sanitation workers, could not be paid on time resulting in inconvenience to the people of

Tiwari said that in 2014 too went to Varanasi for contesting Lok Sabha elections and after his defeat and return from Varanasi he apologized to the people of but after coming to power went for campaigns in Punjab and Goa for grabbing power in these states.

“He should understand that he cannot befool the people again and again,” Tiwari said in a statement.

 

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