# Amarinder accorded overwhelming welcome at grand Delhi civic reception

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Exhorts people not to vote for AAP or BJP but to defeat their nefarious designs in MCD polls

New Delhi, March 30
Warning the people of Delhi against voting for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the MCD elections, Punjab Chief Minister and PPCC chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the results of Punjab assembly polls should be an eye-opener for them.

Addressing a gathering of thousands of people at a Grand Civic Reception organized by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) at Woodland Park, Subhash Nagar, in west Delhi Captain Amarinder expressed his gratitude to the people for their overwhelming welcome and their massive support to the Congress during the Punjab elections. He said his visit to Delhi was a fulfilment of his promise to DPCC president Ajay Maken to visit the national capital for a civic reception on winning the Punjab election.

Captain Amarinder exhorted the people of Delhi to fight Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, pointing out that the AAP leader had failed to deliver on any of his promises here. He went on to say that the CAG report had proven that Kejriwal had been spending the money of Delhi’s citizens to further his ambitions in Punjab.

The people of Punjab have defeat Kejriwal’s nefarious designs and it was now the turn of the people of Delhi to finish off whatever is left of the AAP leader in the coming MCD election, said Captain Amarinder.

The Punjab Chief Minister also warned the people of Delhi against trusting the BJP with their votes, pointing out that the BJP was an ally of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab and together they had looted the small state, leaving it with a huge debt of Rs. 182,000 crore.

He called upon the people to defeat both Kejriwal and Manjinder Singh Sirsa (BJP candidate from Subhash Nagar) in the MCD polls to save Delhi from their dangerous rule. The MCD victory would be another celebration for the Congress, which had to be restored to its pristine glory, said Captain Amarinder, adding that he was happy to have fulfilled his promise to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to ensure that the party flag flies high in Punjab.

Captain Amarinder expressed the confidence that the Congress would also sweep the MCD elections under the leadership of Ajay Maken.

Earlier, welcoming the PPCC president, Maken described him as the hero of Punjab as well as the Congress party.

Coming down on AAP, Maken said Delhi’s people who had experienced Kejriwal’s misgovernance were overjoyed by the Punjab poll results. Kejriwal had spent crores of rupees of money belonging to the citizens of Delhi to mislead the people of the national capital, as well as Punjab and other states, the DPCC president added.

Maken lamented the destruction wreaked on the systems in Delhi by the Kejriwal government, pointing out that students were leaving government schools to join private schools. The BJP-ruled MCD had fared no better, with safai karamcharis and street vendors in Delhi suffering pitiable conditions under their rule, he added.

Maken promised to take forward in Delhi the fight that Captain Amarinder had started in Punjab, and vowed to free the national capital from the misrule that had become its bane under AAP and BJP.

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