Thank God I am not killed in encounter, says Kejriwal

The police had to lathicharge protesters reportedly from the BJP, twice during the meeting, at one point a stone landed at Kejriwal’s foot.

Ahmedabad | Updated: March 9, 2014 4:40 am

At the end of a roadshow scripted to cover all the labour-dominated areas of Ahmedabad, including a good part of Maninagar Assembly constituency represented by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal continued his attack calling Modi a “property dealer for the Adanis and Ambanis”.

Addressing a public meeting on Saturday at the end of the roadshow, he said that he was fortunate that he was not finished in a police encounter during his Gujarat tour. “I have heard that Modi does not allow Independents (MLAs), they are either threatened or killed. Main bhagwan aur allah ka shukraguzar hoon ki mera encounter nahin hua. Gujarat mein to kuchh bhi ho sakta hai (I am thankful to God that I was not killed in an encounter. Anything can happen in Gujarat).”

The police had to lathicharge protesters reportedly from the BJP, twice during the meeting, at one point a stone landed at Kejriwal’s foot.

Attacking on the issue of security, Kejriwal said that he and his party members, who had toured all the 26 districts of Gujarat in the last four days, were attacked four times. “Even if for 47 days, I was a chief minister. If Gujarat’s CM cannot provide security to a former Delhi CM, how can he protect the six crore Gujaratis?” said Kejriwal.

“He sent thousand policemen to stop me 5 kms from his home. Was I going to gobble him up or what?” said Kejriwal.
Questioning the tom-toming of Modi’s tea vendor origins, Kejriwal said, “Chai bechnewale ke paas hawai jahaz kahan se aaya? (From where did a tea seller get a plane?)”.

Kejriwal continued his Ambani-Adani salvo and said that Modi had struck a deal to make “Ambani’s son-in-law Saurabh Patel Gujarat’s CM if he became PM and therefore his every public meeting is sponsored by the Ambanis,” he added.

“Modiji cannot even look after his own constituency, what will he look after Gujarat or the country!” he said. “Now Modi is telling the whole country that he has freed Gujarat of corruption, if he becomes PM, he will tell America that he freed India of corruption,” he added. Kejriwal also visited Gandhi Ashram on Saturday morning.

AAP chief takes out roadshow

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal-led party’s roadshow in Ahmedabad on Saturday criss-crossed through residential and commercial areas of the city, several of which are BJP bastions.

Kejriwal, who began the roadshow at around 2 pm from the party’s local office located at Shreyas crossroads, travelled in an open jeep with AAP supporters and policemen alongside.

Though his roadshow officially had about seven vehicles, many party supporters on two-wheelers accompanied Kejriwal.

“We have come all the way from Rajkot. I am among the 800 party members who have come for the public meeting to be held at Bapunagar later in the evening,” said Chandra Arora. “We are enthused to see our leader Kejriwal come to Gujarat. He is honest to the core,” said Arora, a PhD scholar.

AAP supporters raised slogans — Shelia Dixit haari hai, ab Modi ki baari hai (after Shelia Dixit’s debacle, now it’s Modi’s turn)— as the rally passed through the city.

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First Published on: March 9, 2014 4:33 am
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    D E
    Mar 9, 2014 at 3:01 am
    You must be an to p such a comment. A look at the picture of his rally shows that he is NOT losing credibility, BJP is.
    1. N
      Mar 10, 2014 at 6:27 am
      Raja gets elected, Kalmadi gets elected, lalu gets elected, .... Getting elected based on the ideny politics. In the name of region, language, caste, religion. Using money, muscle and media power.
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        Mera Mera
        Mar 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm
        Shocked to see attack on AK car in Gujarat....My impression of UP has improved and looks like Gujarat is worse then UP..
        1. G
          Mar 8, 2014 at 11:51 pm
          In such a great hurry Kejriwal is that he is quickly losing his credibility for being transmogrified in such a ed politician in such a short time.
          1. I
            Mar 9, 2014 at 1:03 am
            Dear Mr.AK plz dont forget ur levele.....where is modi and where r u???
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              Nita Chhabra
              Mar 9, 2014 at 2:56 am
              Mr Kejriwal: If NaMo is unable to face his consuency, please tell us how he's been elected three times from the same consuency, and his party returned to power in Gujarat time and again? Keep it up, Bud. You've found a way to destroy your truthfulness and credibility.
              1. S
                Mar 9, 2014 at 12:21 am
                Here is the real picture of AK's rally half way. Fake picture included in this news story
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                  DAYAL SINGH
                  Mar 9, 2014 at 12:59 am
                  Thanks to Kejriwal for exposing Mr.Modi exact background who does not want anybody to speak against him and running the govt as dictator of the state and if become prime minister then the country as well which is not good for India.Since he has battery of people managing social network I will now not start receiving message from Modi supporters either justifying Modi action or threatening me but truth will always remain truth and God will do justice
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                    Laxman Rao
                    Mar 9, 2014 at 4:02 pm
                    I agree his credibility among hardcore RSS hindus and hardcore ISI mulsim is going down. But among regulars Indians either they are hindu, muslim, christian or whatever his credibility is increasing. Indians have always likes the policies of congress, what they did not like is that they never got implemented. This is the reason we Indians selected congress for 60 years. Because their policies were great. Now all these people who likes congress policies, are moving away from congress and joining AAP. They want to give AAP chance to see what AAP can do.
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                      Laxman Rao
                      Mar 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm
                      Modi got a chance for 15 years, congress got a chance for 50 years, corruption only increases day after day, but in small term of 50 days corruption in Delhi decreased a lot. So we Indians want to give chance to AAP to see what they can do. Can you do something different than Modi and Rahul. Or are they going to be sold out to Ambani like Modi and Rahul. That is a big question
                      1. L
                        Mar 9, 2014 at 1:38 am
                        Kejdiwal a cunning fellow tries to gather sympathy votes by posing as a martyr without being killed.
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