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Watch: Candidates, Parties Or Protests? What Matters The Most To The Delhi Voter

Will Kejriwal survive an aggressive campaign led by home minister Amit Shah? Well, Delhi votes on February 8, but there is another question the Delhi voter wants to ask: where is the Congress party?

Watch: Candidates, Parties Or Protests? What Matters The Most To The Delhi Voter
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Watch: Candidates, Parties Or Protests? What Matters The Most To The Delhi Voter
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2020-02-07T13:59:20+0530

Two days before elections to the Delhi Assembly, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have emerged as the two formidable opponents in the national capital. Congress, the grand old party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years under Sheila Dikshit, seems to have made little inroads back to the hearts of the electorate.

The party is in dire straits with even the Delhi voter asking where it is. Even though Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were spotted campaigning over the past two days, AAP, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Home Minister Amit Shah for the BJP, have dominated headlines.

BJP MP Parvesh Verma, Junior Minister Anurag Thakur, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari have all taken turns to hit out at Kejriwal. Verma and Javadekar even referred to the Delhi CM as "terrorist".

While AAP has stuck to its development agenda to woo voters, Shaheen Bagh, where the protest against the Citizenship law and proposed National Register of Citizens, has been on for almost 50 days, became the mainstay of saffron party's election campaign in Delhi.

On Tuesday, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi weighed in, saying the demonstrations against the CAA and NRC at Shaheen Bagh and Jamia were no coincidence but an experiment by the Opposition parties to disturb the peaceful environment in the national capital.

Over the past one week, Delhi saw three shootings -- two outside Jamia Millia Islamia and one near the protest site Shaheen Bagh. Two principal opponents -- AAP and BJP -- have accused each other of playing "dirty politics" and further polarising the political environment in the national capital.

We travelled to parts of the national capital to get a sense of what the Delhi electorate is thinking.

Will Kejriwal survive an aggressive campaign led by home minister Amit Shah? Well, Delhi votes on February 8, but there is another question the Delhi voter wants to ask: where is the Congress party?

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