Delhi polls: BJP poses five questions to AAP, Arvind Kejriwal says let’s debate

Arvind Kejriwal said BJP not coming out with a manifesto shows they don't have an agenda for Delhi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2015 1:15 pm
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With the capital looking at a two-way contest between the AAP and the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls, the last leg of campaigning saw the two parties lock horns over a slew of issues.

Going a step further in this direction, the BJP on Thursday posed a list of five questions to the AAP.

The questions posed by BJP senior leaders Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajiv Pratap Rudy to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal include why the party formed the government in Delhi last year by taking the Congress’s support, why Kejriwal did not file an FIR against former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and why he accepted Z category security, among others.

Hitting back at the BJP, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal told PTI that the BJP was “hiding under a veil” and asking questions instead of engaging in a debate. “I have been asking the BJP for a public debate for a long time now. Why is it hiding behind a veil and asking questions?” he said.

questionsAnother  AAP leader said the questions turned out to be a “damp squib”.

“We thought BJP would ask questions on issues affecting Delhi — water, electricity, jobs and employment. But , the BJP seems to be stuck in a time-warp. It is not interested in looking at these issues. These questions don’t deserve any response,” AAP spokesman Atishi Marlena said.

Senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav tweeted, “The so-called five questions are a reflection of the panic that has crept in to the BJP. It  should at least come up with some new ones now.”

“A party which is itself surrounded by a series of questions does not have a fundamental right to raise them. Despite that, we are ready to answer any number of questions,” senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.

Kejriwal also said the BJP does not seem to have a blueprint for governance in Delhi.

“A manifesto is a action point for governance. Not coming out with one shows it does not have an agenda for Delhi,” he said.

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