Adityanath bats for Parvesh Verma, Gautam Gambhir
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath arrived in Delhi on Tuesday to campaign for BJP candidates Parvesh Verma (West Delhi) and Gautam Gambhir (East Delhi), as just few days are left before the Capital goes to polls on May 12.
Banking on Gambhir's popularity as a cricketer, Adityanath appealed to the masses, saying that the former Indian batsman had played a great inning for the nation and he would repeat that when it came to politics.
Earlier in the day, Adityanath also showed his support for Verma in West Delhi, saying that while the incumbent MP rode on the Modi wave in 2014, this year he has his work to show for it.
Adityanath, of course, took the chance to attack opposition members at both rallies, which went along the same lines. He said that both Congress and AAP have failed miserably and that this time Congress is set to secure less than 44 seats in Lok Sabha.
The BJP heavyweight also referred to the recent video circulating on social media, showing children shouting vulgar slogans at an election event by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Adityanath said, "The princess of Congress does not seem interested in teaching children of good work." He said the Congress will lose because of its negative politics and that his prediction will be proved on May 23 when the results are announced.
The BJP also attacked AAP for targetting its North West Delhi candidate Hansraj Hans. By alleging Hans to be Muslim, "AAP has insulted the entire Valmiki community", a party leader said.