"Some sections of political class are indulging in misinterpretation of my comment that the present Delhi election result will not be a referendum on the Prime Minister and performance of central government.''

"What I meant was that the PM's mandate need not be validated in every assembly election. My comment is being twisted to give a different interpretation by those who are by now certain of defeat in the present Delhi election," Naidu said in a statement on Thursday.
He said that he would like to reiterate that the people of Delhi will give BJP a big victory in the present election as had happened in the Assembly polls in several states in recent months.
"Delhi development is closely interlinked with the central government. I am confident that people of Delhi will definitely vote for BJP to enable a harmonious effort for the development of the national capital," he said.

Naidu said that some sections of political class and media, who are quoting some opinion polls in support of their arguments, should realise that four out of five latest opinion polls clearly indicated a BJP victory. "BJP victory in Delhi polls is a certainty," he asserted.
With most of the opinion polls giving an edge to AAP in Delhi elections, Naidu had said that the electoral mandate in the national capital cannot be seen as a referendum on the performance of Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

"It is the election for the Chief Minister and not for the Prime Minister. Narendra Modi is not fighting assembly elections. It is a state election. You are going to elect a Chief Minister not a Prime Minister. It is the BJP versus the rest. That is all," Naidu had told media in an interview.
He had also said that there is no comparison between Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, as while the latter lost the Lok Sabha polls he fought against Modi from Varanasi, the Prime Minister has the support of nearly 400 MPs.

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