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After MCD Poll Drubbing, Arvind Kejriwal Makes AAP Councillors 'Swear To God' That They Won't 'Betray' Party

He also warned them against poaching by the BJP.

27/04/2017 6:22 PM IST | Updated 27/04/2017 6:25 PM IST
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A day after the Aam Aadmi Party was routed in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the newly elected MCD councillors from AAP to not leave the party and be aware of the BJP trying to poach them.

A report in NDTV quoted him as saying, "They may offer you a lot of money, even upto 10 crores, but if you take this, you will regret it, pay a heavy price all your life."

This comes even as the AAP went into retrospection mode after the election results on Wednesday.

The news channel also reported that Kejriwal also made councillors from his party pledge against leaving or betraying the "pure" party. He wanted the councillors to take the pledge swearing to God.

In the video where Kejriwal is giving out his commandments, he can be seen telling his party members that if they betrayed the anti-corruption movement, it would amount to betraying God.

Another report in India Today said that Kejriwal warned AAP councillors, elected to the MCD, to beware of poaching from the BJP.

"Keep your phones on recording mode so that it someone tries to lure you, we can put it out in front of people," the report quoted the Delhi Chief Minister as saying.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal had congratulated the BJP on Twitter and said that the Delhi government looked forward to working with the BJP in all three MCDs of Delhi.

While some AAP members had blamed faulty EVMs for AAP's route, the Chief Minister had made no mention of it.

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