AAP to launch door-to-door campaign against Nitin Gadkari

AAP alleged that Nitin Gadkari was involved in mega land scams and is holding 100 acress of land in his name.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2014 8:54 pm


Aam Aadmi Party has decided to launch a public awareness campaign against former BJP president Nitin Gadkari for his alleged involvement in land scams following the arrest of its chief Arvind Kejriwal,

“AAP will launch a public awareness campaign to remind the people about the involvement of former BJP President Nitin Gadkari in mega land scams and his attempts to provide favours to private companies in Maharashtra.

“The party will not allow any political leader involved in corruption to escape public scrutiny and the party stands solidly behind the principled stand taken by its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal in the fight against corruption,” the party said in a statement.

Earlier on Thursday, senior party leader Sanjay Singh had said that it would launch a campaign against Gadkari. Party sources said that it has already launched a door-to-door campaign against Gadkari.

Kejriwal, on Wednesday, was sent to judicial custody after he refused to furnish a bond of Rs 10,000 in a defamation suit filed by Gadkari.

The party also took a dig at Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi and doubted if the BJP leader could fight corruption if Gadkari is inducted in the council of ministers.

“It remains to be seen whether Modi who has promised to fight corruption and criminalisation of politics, will keep his word or will he include leaders like Gadkari and BS Yeddyurappa in his council of ministers”, the statement said.

The party said that Gadkari had remained largely silent except for muted denials in 2012 when the AAP had “exposed” personal favours given to him by the Congress/NCP government of Maharashtra.

“Gadkari had managed around 100 acres of agricultural land in his possession by bending rules with the state government’s help. This land was to be returned to farmers but this was not done. The AAP had also exposed Mr Gadkari’s interest in sugar, ethanol and other businesses and the benami companies owned by his Purti Group,” the party said.

It was only earlier this year when AAP made an announcement that it will put up candidates against corrupt leaders and named Gadkari in the list, that he filed a complaint of criminal defamation against Kejriwal. The party had also fielded Anjali Damania from Nagpur against the BJP leader. But lost to Gadkari.

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  1. D
    May 23, 2014 at 5:48 am
    7 year old Yogita was found dead in Nitin Gadkari's house in 2009. Post-mortem indicated that she was ually aulted with blood all over her body. Gadkari abused his powers to influence the investigating authorities to sabotage the investigation as well as the evidence. It's 2014 now and there has been no progress in this case. BJP is no different than Congress. Both are run by criminals
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      Vivek kumar
      May 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm
      State Govt toh congress ki hai Maharashtra mein toh land woh BJP waalon ko kyun denge? Secondly the 1600 Crore land grabbing Herald House scam of Sonia and Rahul hi should also be told to people while doing the door to door campaigning by AAPtards.
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        Rashminder Singh
        May 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm
        Good Job AAP, media may talk against you and defame you but we all know Kejriwal is a honest man :)
        1. H
          May 23, 2014 at 12:20 am
          Dear Mr. Kejriwal,I would request that you defend your statement in the court that you made against many leaders and share the proofs with the court. the defamation suit will automatically get dismissed. It is incorrect on your & your team's part to hold the city to ransom. You and your team are a set of mature people and am sure would like to give back to the society by virtue of good governance. The people of India will certainly appreciate your act if you publish the details of all the charges that you made against not only Mr. Gadkari but also the other 99 most corrupt politicians of India. That way you will make India more aware and anybody would think twice before slapping a defamation suite against you.regards
          1. Harpreet Dhillon
            May 25, 2014 at 12:34 am
            Dear Vidya, BJP will not let Nitin Gadkari face any trouble in the present situation. Until everyone is aware about Nitin Gadkari's, and it's the public who puts the pressure on govt. for investigating such criminals, nothing much could happen I ume..
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