People Will Vote Against Corruption And Inflation, Says Kejriwal

07/02/2015 12:12 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man Party, leader Arvind Kejriwal addresses an election campaign rally in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Delhi will go to the polls on Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

NEW DELHI: As Delhi votes for a new government, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal today exuded confidence of getting a clear mandate for his party and said truth will triumph.

"I am confident that AAP will win the elections and form government in Delhi," he told after casting his vote at B K Dutt colony.

Kejriwal is seeking re-election from the prestigious New Delhi constituency where he had handed down a crushing defeat to then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit by a whopping 22,000 votes.

"I am confident that truth will win, people will win. And the people will vote this time to get rid of corruption and inflation," Kejriwal said.

BJP's Nupur Sharma and Congress' former Delhi minister Kiran Walia are the other main contenders in the New Delhi seat.

Appealing to people to come out and vote, Kejriwal said, "It is important to vote. Everyone should remember God and cast their votes."

Earlier, Kejriwal in a tweet said, "Take a bath and head out to vote with a prayer. You will definitely win."

After casting his vote, the AAP chief posed for pictures with the polling staff and some of them even took "selfies" with him.

As media personnel jostled each other outside the polling booth, Kejriwal was escorted out of the booth from a back door.

The BJP, which is out of power in Delhi for the last 16 years, made a strong bid to win the polls as the party fielded around 120 MPs and scores of Union Ministers including Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Uma Bharti, Dharmendra Pradhan, M Venkaiah Naidu for campaigning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his four rallies, mainly targeted AAP while appealing to people to give him an opportunity to make Delhi reach new heights in development.

The AAP, which has mainly confined its campaign to door-to-door approach and corner meetings, is seen a major force with number of opinion polls giving a clear mandate to the party.

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