Arvind Kejriwal unable to govern, looking for escape route: BJP

BJP also charged Kejriwal for doing a U-turn and taking the support of the Congress despite dubbing it as 'corrupt'.

New Delhi | Published:February 10, 2014 7:05 pm
Kejriwal has threatened to resign if his pet anti-graft legislation is not passed by the Delhi Assembly. (Express Archive) Kejriwal has threatened to resign if his pet anti-graft legislation is not passed by the Delhi Assembly. (Express Archive)

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.

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    Amarjit
    Feb 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm
    Arvind could not meet the people who had come at his invitation to lodge their grievances and have to retrieve to the roof top. However for the grievance of his two ministers, he is willing to sit in a dharna and invites the same Delhi poce to be part of the dharna. It is falsehood and shows that he does not wish to govern & deliver but be in perpetual dharna and in news.
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      Amarjit
      Feb 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm
      Arvind could not meet the people who had come at his invitation to lodge their grievances and have to retrieve to the roof top. However for the grievance of his two ministers, he is willing to sit in a dharna and invites the same Delhi poce to be part of the dharna. It is falsehood and shows that he does not wish to govern & deliver but be in perpetual dharna and in news.
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        Amarjit
        Feb 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm
        The faithfuls say that Ashutosh Maharaj is in Samadhi and is alive. All others including police, doctors, punjab govt & HC judge say that he is clinically dead and thus kept in freezer. No independent person seems to have seen him in samadhi or in coffin. Govt do not wish to interfere as faithfuls can say that Ashutosh died in samadhi due to interference by the satanic people. We can foresee the impact when such person widely accepted as dead presents himself some day before the public.
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          Amarjit
          Feb 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm
          The faithfuls say that Ashutosh Maharaj is in Samadhi and is alive. All others including police, doctors, punjab govt & HC judge say that he is clinically dead and thus kept in freezer. No independent person seems to have seen him in samadhi or in coffin. Govt do not wish to interfere as faithfuls can say that Ashutosh died in samadhi due to interference by the satanic people. We can foresee the impact when such person widely accepted as dead presents himself some day before the public.
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            Komal Tanwar
            Feb 12, 2014 at 6:06 am
            AAP and BJP both are unable to govern so playing blame game
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              Komal Tanwar
              Feb 12, 2014 at 6:30 am
              Arvind kejriwal doesn’t have any other option other than resignation
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                Komal Tanwar
                Feb 12, 2014 at 6:44 am
                BJP and AAP doesn’t have any other choice other than talking about each other because people doesn’t have time to listen to them
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                  Komal Tanwar
                  Feb 12, 2014 at 7:17 am
                  Few more days and you will be out of the politics…people have done mistake by choosing you
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                    Komal Tanwar
                    Feb 12, 2014 at 7:37 am
                    Kejriwal knows it now that he has 35 seats now after one of his key member has step down and he needs 36 seats to stay in the power so he has started threatning because he know now or tomorrow he has to step down
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                      Komal Tanwar
                      Feb 12, 2014 at 7:37 am
                      Kejriwal knows it now that he has 35 seats now after one of his key member has step down and he needs 36 seats to stay in the power so he has started threatning because he know now or tomorrow he has to step down
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                        Komal Tanwar
                        Feb 12, 2014 at 7:05 am
                        Not possible escape is not the option … there is one more …resignation
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                          steve james
                          Feb 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm
                          AAP has proven that they can not govern anything (even small office) forget about governing the state!!!! All they have been doing is shouting at others now its their time to deliver they still blames others??????? Why Kejari did not included Lalu in his corrupt list????? Why he never utter a word of left party leaders?????? The left party has created a poverty in 3 big states. AAP is also with terrorist and with Kashmir separatist.
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                            steve james
                            Feb 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm
                            AAP has proven that they can not govern anything (even small office) forget about governing the state!!!! All they have been doing is shouting at others now its their time to deliver they still blames others??????? Why Kejari did not included Lalu in his corrupt list????? Why he never utter a word of left party leaders?????? The left party has created a poverty in 3 big states. AAP is also with terrorist and with Kashmir separatist.
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                              Ragunathan
                              Feb 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm
                              Day in and Day out ,AK is only talking of resigning.I never heard him giving interviews on development ,his ambition on progress in Delhi or welfare of the people of Delhi and improve their life style.He is a disaster for the nation.He is an urban Moist.
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                                Ragunathan
                                Feb 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm
                                Day in and Day out ,AK is only talking of resigning.I never heard him giving interviews on development ,his ambition on progress in Delhi or welfare of the people of Delhi and improve their life style.He is a disaster for the nation.He is an urban Moist.
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                                  Citizen
                                  Feb 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm
                                  Statements are not for implementation only to mislead public and garish votes he is no exception. Hope Delihi voters already realized this and would show the door in 2014 for this crazy guy. Jaihind
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