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Aim now is to win all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi: Harshvardhan

Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 4:30pm IST | Agency: PTI

Senior BJP leader Harshvardhan, who took charge as the president of the Delhi unit, today said that the party's only aim now is to win all seven seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to help Narendra Modi become the Prime Minister of India.

"The only challenge and aim in front of the party right now is to ensure a 7-0 win for the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and help Narendra Modi become the Prime Minister of India," Harshvardhan told reporters here. "We are telling senior leaders of the party to work in this regard and soon we will come up with our list of candidates", he said.

On the perception that there were differences within the party members, especially between him and former BJP state President Vijay Goel, Vardhan said, "there are no differences. All of us are working together to achieve our common goal to ensure a 7-0 win for the party."

Vardhan said the party cadres have already started door to door campaign to expose the "corruption" of Congress and the "anarchy" of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Dismissing the challenge posed by the AAP in the coming polls, Harshvardhan said, "AAP has become completely exposed by its activities in its 49 days of rule. People now know about they getting foreign funds." Reacting on the issue of Anti-Corruption Branch not registering an FIR against the Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde but doing so against Reliance Industries Limited chairperson Mukesh Ambani and Union Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily among others on the directions of Delhi government, Harshvardhan said that it only reveals their "double standards."

"AAP has been maintaining double standards and engaging in double speak since the beginning on many issues. They lied and betrayed the citizens of Delhi," he said. 

When asked about whom BJP considers a bigger threat between AAP and Congress, Harshvardhan said, "Congress is synonymous to corruption and AAP symbolises anarchy. Both of them do not pose a challenge to BJP but of course, they are dangerous for the country."

Harshvardhan said that he has sought time from the Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to discuss developmental works in the city which have stopped during the AAP government's tenure.

When asked about his views on whether the subsidy on water and power should continue even after March 31, Vardhan said, "A party which abuses the owner of the power discoms, they give money to them. The sudsidies given to the power discoms are peoples' money which is for the use of development works in the city. This is clearly double standards." Harshvardhan was appointed president of the party's Delhi unit by national president Rajnath Singh yesterday. Harshvardhan replaced Vijay Goel, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, and had served as the Delhi unit head for nearly a year.


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