Reportedly in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not yet projected any chief ministerial face for the upcoming Assembly polls, which are due by the end of 2019 or early next year. Meanwhile the party appears to be relying on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma to take on the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Furthermore delhi chief minister arvind kejriwal is the AAP's face for the Assembly polls. His image and the governance projects identified with him have been the focus of the six year old party in its political rallies and the AAP has sought to build a narrative of welfare and development centered on Kejriwal.
Furthermore to counter this narrative, the saffron party would need a state level leader with a better mass connect than the delhi chief minister. Perhaps if the BJP decides to base its poll campaign on Modi's persona, it will not be under pressure to find a chief ministerial candidate who enjoys better public approval than Kejriwal. Moreover as delhi is not a full-fledged state, the argument that such a strategy defies the principle of a federal democracy does not hold much water.
Apparently over the past few years, many allegations of corruption and misconduct have been made against Kejriwal. For instance, former AAP MLA Kapil Mishra accused him of accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore and the CBI gave the delhi chief minister a clean chit, despite such allegations, Kejriwal's public image remains untainted.