‘Heavy BJP machinery’ made MCD polls toughest election contested by AAP: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal looks on as Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann addresses the party workers after AAP crossed the majority mark in the MCD polls, at the party headquarters in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai are also seen. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI12_07_2022_000176A)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the “heavy BJP machinery” deployed during campaigning made the MCD polls the toughest election contested by the Aam Aadmi Party so far and accused the party of trying to “buy” AAP councillors.

Addressing the newly elected councillors, Kejriwal claimed that the BJP has started telephoning the AAP councillors and offering them up to Rs 20 lakh.

“This election was very very tough. A few people say it was an easy election, but it was not. The way they conspired against us and the way they used state machinery against us, it was the toughest elections we ever contested,” Kejriwal claimed.