To avoid 'parivarwad', no existing Councillors to get tickets in MCD polls: Manoj Tiwari

Asserting that there shall not be "parivarwad" in the upcoming MCD polls, Manoj Tiwari has said the new faces will be introduced in the elections

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had recently affirmed that no existing councillors will be given tickets in the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls. Backing the party’s decision BJP leader Manoj Tiwari affirmed that the members of the BJP do not work for posts and that fresh faces should be welcomed.

While addressing a press conference in the national capital, Manoj Tiwari said that the people of Delhi should decide whether the decision to provide opportunities to new faces was a good or a bad thing. He also took a jibe on Delhi Chief Minister’s request to conduct MCD polls using ballot paper. Tiwari asserted that if Kejriwal did not trust the EVMs we should have re-polling on the 67 assembly seats AAP won adding that BJP did not care whether the polling was conducted through EVMs or ballot papers.

Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Election Commission urging them to conduct the upcoming MCD polls through ballot papers. It was only recently that the Congress leader Ajay Maken advised Kejriwal to conduct MCD polls using EVMs considering the raging allegations post the assembly elections.

Kejriwal has previously stated that the poll results of March 11 will be a ‘huge surprise’ for the ‘so-called political pundits’ and that they will get as many as 100 seats in Punjab. However, it was Congress under Captain Amarinder Singh that scripted a stunning victory with 77 out of 117 seats. The AAP, with 20, was a distant second.

Kejriwal had recently affirmed that the residents of the national capital brought the Aam Aadmi Party into power by giving them a historic 67 out of 70 seats. He added that AAP will win all 272 wards.