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EVMs not to be blamed, says Yogendra Yadav

THE ASIAN AGE. | ATUL KRISHAN
Published : Apr 27, 2017, 7:07 am IST
Updated : Apr 27, 2017, 7:07 am IST

Yadav said Delhi has rejected chief minister Kejriwal and elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yogendra Yadav (Photo: PTI)
 Yogendra Yadav (Photo: PTI)

Although the newly-formed Swaraj India failed to open its account in the civic polls, party president Yogendra Yadav accepted the mandate, adding that EVMs should not be blamed. Talking to Atul Krishan, Mr Yadav said Delhi has rejected chief minister Kejriwal and elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

Q. Are you satisfied with the performance of Swaraj India in MCD polls?
We knew that more than votes, we would get the blessings of people but at the same time we also hoped that some parts of these blessings would be transformed into votes. We respect the order... and promise to be active among them during the next five years. As guardians, we will carry out our responsibility with complete honesty. I had never thought that the party would win any seat, but we want to make our presence felt.

Q: What is your take on the defeat of AAP?
Arvind Kejriwal should accept his defeat in the civic polls and should not make any baseless allegations such as tampering of EVMs. People will not believe AAP if it accuses the BJP of tampering. They should focus on their weakness.

Q: How do you see this election defeat of AAP?
Arvind Kejriwal had made this election as a referendum to his party and hence people of Delhi should ask him weather he deserves to be in power? The civic poll was a test for him to lay down the foundation for his party.  

Q  What is your take on BJP’s landslide victory?
If this election would have been centred on the BJP’s work in the MCD during the last 10 years, there was no possibility of the BJP winning it. The BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party together ensured that the elections in which the focus should have been Delhi’s plight, was centred around the Prime Minister and chief minister. If this election was fought on municipal issues, the results could have been different. In this sense, the AAP is responsible for letting the BJP once again rule the MCD.

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