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MCD election: Arvind Kejriwal threatens to launch 'movement` if exit poll results, predicting BJP victory, come true

Two days ahead of the results scheduled for Municipal Corporation of Delhi Elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday warned of launching a "movement" if the MCD exit poll results come true.

Two exit polls have predicted a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the MCD polls giving over 200 of the 270 wards, where the election was held on Sunday, in the BJP's kitty while AAP has been relegated to just 25-35 seats in all.

The election was postponed in two wards due to the death of candidates.

Addressing a gathering of poll observers at his residence in Civil Lines two days before the counting, Kejriwal said that the AAP was born out of a movement and it will not hesitate to go back to its roots.

"If such results come, it proves that manipulation has happened, like in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Pune, Mumbai, Bhind, and Dholpur. We are the product of a movement. We are not here to enjoy the pleasures of power. We will return to movement," he said.

Kejriwal said more than win or loss, he was more bothered about the "unabated tampering of EVMs" across the country and "betrayal".

He cited an example of AAP MLA Mahender Yadav, saying: "Mahender is famous among the people of his constituency. In the morning, he roams on a bike in his constituency and asks people about their complaints.”

"And if exist polls result come true, we will give a befitting reply," Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal also cited alleged instances of the AAP getting barely two votes in villages in Punjab, "even in places where people booed the Akalis out".

"There is a colony in Sanjeev Jha's constituency (Burari) where there was 100 percent voting in the municipal polls. But if they show 50 percent vote for the BJP then it makes one doubtful," he said.