Kejriwal slams Modi govt for failing to keep poll promises

Kejriwal on his tenure as Delhi CM said, “I was attacked for giving a 200 crore subsidy. But was I taking the money home?"

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 25, 2014 1:43 am
Kejriwal speaks at the rally on Sunday. (Photo: AMIT MEHRA) Kejriwal speaks at the rally on Sunday. (Photo: AMIT MEHRA)

AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal raised the election pitch at a jansabha in Kirari on Sunday evening, attacking the Narendra Modi led BJP government at the centre for failing to live up to their electoral promises.

“AAP has achieved more in its 49-day rule in the national capital than the Modi government in its 100-days at the Centre. No one in India’s history worked the way we did in those 49 days. We reduced prices of electricity, water, brought down corruption. What has Modi done in his 100 days? BJP has failed to control inflation. After winning elections, they have increased train fares and prices of petrol, sugar,” Kejriwal said.

He also brought up the removal of Sanjiv Chaturvedi as the Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS.

He said, “They used to talk about curbing corruption but the government has removed AIIMS CVO Sanjeev Chaturvedi. The Anti Corruption Branch of Delhi government, because of which I could take action in corruption cases, has been weakened.”

Kejriwal also spoke of his own tenure as Delhi’s Chief Minister and said, “I was attacked for giving a 200 crore subsidy. But was I taking the money home? It was for all of you. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel bought a helicopter for Rs 100 crore. Should I have done the same?” he said.

Speaking of the “sting operation” which purportedly showed an attack being planned on him, he said, “Anil Jha (the Kirari BJP MLA) will know seeing your numbers here that he will get a fitting response if this (attack) happens. They do not know what we are made of. We have come neither for the chair or for money, but to save politics.”

AAP had alleged on Saturday that a television news sting revealed that Kejriwal could be attacked during the sabha on Sunday. In April this year, Kejriwal was assaulted by an auto-rickshaw driver in Kirari during campaigning.

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  1. A
    Aug 24, 2014 at 11:28 pm
    Kejri's strange, immature and politicized argument on Subsidy
  2. A
    Aug 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm
    Most stupid and irresponsible argument on Subsidy.
  3. B
    Blue Passport
    Aug 25, 2014 at 12:09 am
    Listen Kejri, people would not mind if you too bought a helicopter for a joy ride over Delhi, if you really SERVED the people of Delhi for which you were elected. But, you were driven by greed to enter Parliament with a large number of MPs hoping that there would be a hung Parliament and you would reap a windfall. But voters outsmarted you and now you are a spent force.
  4. D
    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  5. B
    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm
    LOL, this has to be the newsmaker of the ex chief minister, the bhagoda of the century, who failed to deliver on even a single one of the various promises he made to land the votes in the delhi election finding fault with someone who is doing their best to bring all of India back from the brink of then crisis..sheeshI guess kejriwal needs to explain how he and his party achieved NOTHING, not a thing when they were in power except for dropping us delhites in one heck of a crisis and running away..the only dubious record the aap managed to deliver on is setting the record for not initiating a single development project during their two month stint in the office.All said and done, only morons and not the good sort either but more of the insane version would ever vote for kejriwal and his pack of anarchic apes..bleah
  6. K
    Aug 25, 2014 at 6:12 am
    AK is a politician for the 21st century!Sadly, most of the unwashed mes (formal education notwithstanding) have the political maturity of the 19th century. Not only will Indians suffer another decade of corruption and mis-governance but they might permanently stunt the future due to the unhindered loot of natural resources and pollution of the environment.The only hope for young Indians is a good foundation in rational thought and critical thinking skills. Otherwise, the country is going to continue to stagnate at the bottom of the pack in the club of nations.
  7. K
    Aug 26, 2014 at 12:14 am
    Hope you're smart enough to understand the implications of the Supreme Court ruling on the Coalgate scam. 20 years of loot by ALL parties that are near and dear to one section of Indians or the other. If the ruling party did the loot, at best the opposition failed to prevent it and at worst they were equally partaking in it!Now keep wondering why India is in the bottom pile of all the nations in the world and see if you can arrive at a more rational conclusion than before.
  8. S
    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm
    Drama master back with his supply of hallucinogens..... and a double dose of Hot air and super inflated ego.....All his achievements consist of distributing money that was there and claiming he "did" lots.... Did he file even one charge sheet against Sheila Dik? Or any of the Congis he claimed were corrupt.... oh wait a sec, he formed the government with their support! Now back to his Mulla (sorry, Mohalla) Sabhas and street dramas......
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