Kejriwal vows to defeat Dikshit

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Activist-turned-politician and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday vowed to defeat Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the Delhi assembly elections.

"Our volunteers have personally met over 23,000 families of the total 30,000 in the New Delhi constituency. Around 12,000 families gave us donations which mean that these families will definitely vote for us," said Kejriwal.

"Twelve thousand families mean around 48,000 votes, and Sheila Dikshit had polled around 37,000 votes in the last election. So, I will defeat her this time," he added.

Kejriwal was speaking at the launch of a survey that claimed that over 40 percent of voters in Delhi want the AAP to come to power in Delhi and Kejriwal to be the next chief minister.

Kejriwal is pitted against Dikshit in New Delhi constituency.

He accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of contesting from "safe seats" and not taking Diskhit head on.

"All BJP leaders want to secure their seats. No one wants to take on Dikshit, and it is just because people are fed up with Congress that they will vote for BJP. Not because they have any merit," he said.

Elections to the Delhi assembly are scheduled in November.


Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.