AAP accuses BJP of double standards on corruption

The Aam Aadmi Party's national spokesperson also alleged that the BJP manifesto (Sankalp Patra), unveiled yesterday by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, had been designed after taking cues from the AAP document.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: November 13, 2017 10:33 pm
AAP, BJP, corruption, Ashutosh, AAP leader, Yogi Adityanath, BJP manifesto AAP spokesperson Ashutosh. (File Photo)

Those accused of corruption “turn pure” the moment they join BJP, AAP leader Ashutosh said on Monday as he accused the saffron party of double standards on the issue of graft. The Aam Aadmi Party’s national spokesperson also alleged that the BJP manifesto (Sankalp Patra), unveiled yesterday by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, had been designed after taking cues from the AAP document.

Targeting the BJP, the AAP leader alleged that various leaders including former Union minister Sukhram, who was convicted in a graft related case, turn pious and pure for the saffron party, the moment they join or inch close to it. The TV journalist turned AAP leader attacked the BJP claiming its manifesto (Sankalp Patra) for the civic polls was a bundle of lies.

“The BJP came up with its Sankalp Patra after seeing our election document. It is very nice to see that the BJP is copying us…But, the Sankalp Patra is simply a a bundle of lies. It is a document to befool the people,” Ashutosh said. He added that the condition of the industry was very bad, and no investments were coming in the country.

Attacking Adityanath, he said that in Gorakhpur, 60 children died allegedly due to lack of oxygen, but the chief minister shied from taking responsibility, despite the fact that Gorakhpur is his area. He said that the condition of Varanasi, the prime minister’s parliamentary constituency, was also bad. He claimed that the BJP was worried ahead of civic elections in UP.

“For the first time, I could see any chief minister going to hold 32 public meetings in the urban local bodies elections. This is an indication of defeat,” he said. Asked whether AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will campaign for the party in the urban local bodies elections in UP, Ashutosh said the UP team was competent enough. We are getting good support at all the places, he added.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Ash
    Nov 14, 2017 at 4:47 am
    Jaitley has commented that it is juvenile to think GST rate reductions are linked to Gujrat elections! When you move over 150 items(75percent of items ) from the maximum slab of 28 percent to a lower slab,it is pretty obvious that fear of Gujrat elections was the main cause for the reduction.Please Mr jaitley,please don't think of us as fools.We do have brains and can add 2 to 2 to make 4.You haven't made a few corrections,you have literally torn up the old to give form to the new. It is also instructive that you have not increased the rate on any item in this latest rationalisation.4 months have elapsed and it only now that you are responding to popular protest.If the Gujrat elections weren't due you would not have made these changes.How did you justify putting commonly purchased items by poor as deserving the max rate of 28 percent.The max rate throughout the world is restricted for luxury items. Apparently you believe cement to be a luxury as it attracts 28 ,while marble is 18 perc
    (0)(2)
    Reply