Narendra Modi is ‘vikaspurush’ for only Adanis and Ambanis: Arvind Kejriwal

"Gujarat government does not want to give Sikh farmers their land," said Kejriwal

Kutch | Updated: March 6, 2014 4:22 pm
Aam Aadmi party chief and former Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal address to affected farmer of Maruti Suzuki new plant at Hansalpur in north Gujarat on Wednesday. (PTI Photo) Aam Aadmi party chief and former Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal address to affected farmer of Maruti Suzuki new plant at Hansalpur in north Gujarat on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Escalating his attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his development claims, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thrusday said he is a “vikaspurush” (development man) only for industrialists.

“Modi is a vikaspurush, but only for Adanis and Ambanis,” said Kejriwal after meeting farmers in Mundra taluka where Adani Port and Special Economic zone (SEZ) is located.

“Big industries in a nexus with government started acquiring lands, he alleged, while adding that “it seems that the entire land of Gujarat is on sale.”

“Industries have earned so much black money that they will flee to Switzerland any day,” he further alleged.

“Through media he (Modi) conspires a propaganda of development. But have you heard voices of content here? People are only talking about their agony,” Kejriwal said.

The former Delhi chief minister also met Sikh farmers in Abdasa earlier and told them, “Gujarat government does not want to give Sikh farmers their land.”

“Gujarat government froze their land in 2010, they approached court and have hired big lawyers so that Sikh farmers remained deprived of their land,” he said.

Prithvi Singh, a farmers’ representative, said, “We put our issue before Kejriwal regarding anti-farmers’ policy of the state. He assured us that he will raise our issue, though we know model code of conduct has come into effect, anyone cannot do anything.”

“We have given many representations to the state government but it didn’t help us, instead Modi is fighting till the Supreme Court,” Singh said.

“In this political scenario, we have some hope from AAP and Kejriwal,” he added.

Kejriwal also met representatives from the fishermen community and tried to visit a hospital in Bhuj, but could not reach there due to a blockade set-up by a mob shouting pro-Modi slogans.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal was briefly “detained” in Radhanpur and his car was damaged in an attack by alleged BJP workers in Kutch.

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  1. P
    Mar 7, 2014 at 5:39 am
    AK-introspect before pointing fingers!!!!!! What are you and what have you done so far?
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    Anubha Dixit
    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    Modi has not done real developments, its all fake developments. He thinks that only building, roads and bridges are the only aspect of development. But he has never empowered people. He keeps his power to himself only
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    Anubha Dixit
    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm
    People in Gujarat are not even aware of what is called 'empowerment'! Modi is a self proclaimed PM and he shouts about his fake developments of Gujarat
  4. D
    Mar 7, 2014 at 3:55 am
    Any claim by any ruler may have to be evaluated by independent agencies.
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    Himani Kansal
    Mar 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm
    I would say Kejriwal has made a valid point this time. Modi doesn't know the real meaning of development. Development can be called development when it benefits to all the people, but what Modi is doing, it is beneing to him only.
  6. J
    Jafo Jafo
    Mar 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm
    you can take a tv crew to some american city and do a reality check on a few afro-american or hispanic communities and establish that america is not a developed nation at all......this is a thatre of the absurd......nobody in this country is going to be so naive as to believe that kejriwal had an open mind on the question of gujarat development story at any point.....all this drama would earn him and his party some media limelight .....that is all, perhaps that is all the aim too......even while entrusted with power and responsibility he showed that all that he can do is this kind of street drama....
  7. M
    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:06 am
    we don't know if Modi is vikas purush for any particular person only,but I am sure Kejriwal will be VINASH PURUSH for entire nation.
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    S Kumar
    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:40 am
    Is that development model ????????
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