Speaking on why the BJP doesn't have a face in Delhi, Prakash Javadekar said, "Some states have a problem -- in some states, leaders get created while in others they don't." (Photo: PTI)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the face of the BJP campaign for the 2020 Delhi elections.
With days to go for the state assembly polls in the national capital, uncertainty looms over who will be BJP's chief ministerial candidate.
Speaking on why the BJP hasn't been able to name a challenger to Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal, Prakash Javadekar said, "Some states have a problem -- in some states, leaders get created while in others they don't."
Pitching the Delhi battle as PM vs CM, Javadekar said, "PM Modi is a credible leader and in Delhi, he will lead the poll effort."
The Information and Broadcasting minister says going into the Delhi poll campaign without a CM face is "a part of BJP's strategy." He added this has been BJP's poll strategy in many states.
Javadekar also rejected opinion polls which have suggested a clean sweep for the AAP this time around too. He said Kejriwal had only won in 2015 as it cashed in on the popularity of Anna Hazare's India Against Corruption movement.
"Good advertisements don't mean good leadership. Last time the AAP won riding on the Anna Hazare movement's success. After it was over, Kejriwal ousted Hazare," Javadekar told India Today TV.
He accused Arvind Kejriwal of taking credit for the work done by the Central government. "The central government has done a lot of work in Delhi and Kejriwal has only given advertisements. Kejriwal ki aadat hai -- kaam central government ka hota hai aur topi woh pehan lete hain (the centre does the work and Kejriwal takes credit)," Javadekar said.