BJP on Monday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his threat to resign if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed, saying he is looking for an escape route as he is unable to govern and getting “exposed”.
“He is sitting on the shoulder of the corrupt Congress government and trying to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill. It feels they (AAP) are unable to run the government and hence are looking for an exit,” BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Kejriwal has threatened to resign if his pet anti-graft legislation is not passed by the Delhi Assembly due to lack of support from other parties.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, “It is surprising that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is threatening that he will resign. To resign from Chief Ministership, threatening is not required. He has to just write a letter…Who is he threatening?”
He said the Aam Aadmi Party is getting “exposed” everyday by their antics.
“The whole edifice of Aam Aadmi Party is based on falsehood and falsification. Ultimately the truth is that you can fool some people sometimes, but not all people all the time. And that’s where AAP has failed,” Javadekar said.
Bringing the Jan Lokpal bill to contain corruption was a key election promise made to the voters by AAP.
Congress and BJP have been maintaining that the Delhi government must get approval of the Home Ministry before tabling the bill in a special session of the Assembly, beginning February 13.
Javadekar also charged Kejriwal for doing a U-turn and taking the support of the Congress despite dubbing it as ‘corrupt’.
“First they said they will not take support from Congress and for that he swore by his children. And then suddenly he made a U-turn and took support and said that I have not sought support, they have given support. This is just street smartness, nothing more,” he said.
The BJP leader also cited the example of seeking opinion from noted lawyers on Jan Lokpal Bill, but of the four lawyers three of them said that nobody approached them. “That means they are spreading falsehood,” he said.
DDC vice-chairperson Ashish Khetan said, “As of today he does not hold the charge anymore.”