After the postponement of the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has attacked the BJP-ruled Centre and the state election commission (SEC). He directly termed it the fear of defeat for the BJP. At the same time, the Delhi SEC has been accused of kneeling before the Centre.
CM asked whether the Election Commission will now work under the pressure of the Central Government? And will PM Modi not conduct elections in this country now? While the deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has termed the commission’s move to postpone the elections as a murder of democracy.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the people of Delhi will give a befitting reply to this conspiracy of the BJP and the AAP government will be formed with 260 seats in MCD. He claimed that the BJP would be wiped out in the corporation elections.
On the other hand, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the BJP has started throttling democracy when it is seen losing badly in the Delhi MCD elections. They allege that the BJP has forced the Election Commission to crawl on its knees by using ‘saam-daam-dand-bhed’. Due to this, the commission postponed the date of the Delhi MCD elections.
It has happened for the first time in history that when the Election Commission of the country on whose shoulders Babasaheb has given the responsibility that it will conduct elections in a fair manner on time, but the same Election Commission has throttled democracy.
According to Manish Sisodia, today is an unfortunate, dangerous and dark day for democracy. Despite the fixed schedule, the Commission had not announced the date of the election. If this tradition continues, BJP will postpone the state elections due to fear of defeat, Modi ji will postpone the Lok Sabha elections due to fear of defeat. Sisodia alleges that in the last 15-17 years, the Delhi MCD has been plagued by corruption by the BJP. This makes everyone sad. The BJP is so frightened by the anger of the people that it seems to be running away from the elections.
Experts believe that the strategy behind consolidating MCD is to limit the gains. When there is a mayor in Delhi and he will get strength from the constitution, then his voice will be equal to that of the chief minister. Right now, due to the different problems of the three corporations, their mayor does not have a single voice. If the central government unites all the three MCDs, then there will be a mayor of Delhi and the chairman of a standing committee.
In this way, the power of the MCD will also be concentrated. With this, the BJP will also get a leader of an equal stature to the chief minister of Delhi. On the other hand, the MCD alleges that the Delhi government keeps the funds withheld. In such a situation the development of Delhi is not possible. When there was integrated MCD, there was no paucity of funds.
Fear of anti-incumbency wave of 15 years
According to sources, the leaders of the BJP, which won a landslide victory in the elections of the Integrated Municipal Corporation in 2007 and then in 2012 and 2017 in all the three municipal corporations, are also afraid that this time victory may not be difficult.
The major reason for this is believed to be the anti-incumbency wave of 15 years. Now if BJP loses the MCD election, then along with the leaders of the corporation, the working style of the seven BJP MPs will also be questioned.