Gujarat development media story: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal added that land is being taken from farmers and given to Ambanis and Adanis at Re 1 per sq m.

Nagpur | Published:March 14, 2014 8:53 pm

Unfazed by the attack over his comments on media, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal continued to target the media saying it was a political conspiracy to indulge in a propaganda on the Gujarat model of development to project Narendra Modi.

“Some media people have decided to project Modi. A story is being made that Gujarat has developed. It is a political conspiracy. This is a kind of political propaganda about the Gujarat model,” he said. He also attacked Modi over the Gujarat riots and said that it was difficult to remove those taints. “How will you (Modi) clean the Gujarat riots taints,” he asked.

Kejriwal was addressing a rally here at the conclusion of his three-day road show in Maharashtra. AAP leader Anjali Damania is taking on former BJP President Nitin Gadkari.

He asked his supporters whether action should be taken against them (the media) or not, hours after his threat to jail media created a nationwide controversy.

“TV debate in going on over my statement that we will jail them (the media). Where have we threatened them? We are small people. Media says Modi is an alternative… Modi is for development and education is flourishing and corruption has been eliminated in Gujarat,” he added.

Attacking Modi’s development model, Kejriwal said contrary to the claims made by Gujarat Chief Minister, corruption is rampant in the state with cases of farmers’ suicide and lack of education and health services. Despite this, the media was spreading misinformation, he said.

“Many (AAP) teams visited 26 districts of Gujarat and what they saw was shocking… total white lies. No work is done without taking money. One has to pay Rs 5000 for getting driving licence. Unemployment is high. If a DySP has to seek a transfer he has to pay Rs 2.75 crore,” he claimed.

Kejriwal added that land is being taken from farmers and given to Ambanis and Adanis at Re 1 per sq m and more than 800 farmers have committed suicide over this and over 60,000 small scale and medium size enterprises have shut down in the past 11 years.

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    Aditya
    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:20 am
    Your party candidate Medha Pelkar is responsible for plight of farmers in Gujarat. She delay the construction of Narmada dam. The height of data cannot be increased due to her false environmental propaa. Already doors to increase the height of the dam are ready to be installed costing crores of rupees.
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      Ashupal
      Mar 15, 2014 at 6:30 am
      I think, Now Arvind kejriwal rightly said about the Modi development facts and also every one knows very well modi is not deserving at the any post in the India Politics.But still he is announcing in the rally . To Give me a chance of serve the w Nation.Bot people of the India never accept this lier man MODI...
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        Dinesh
        Mar 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm
        The only way to stop this garbage is to dump him at the next election.
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          Donnie Verma
          Mar 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm
          Kejriwal gets all facts against Modi. But his eyes roll away when the scams and lollipops in Sonia and Rahul's cabinet pop up ! He shy's away from All Corruption these leaders did and does not raise a finger at them. He is a pre planned pawn to disrupt India and Break India. You may call him agent of CIA for his Ford Foundation money backing or stani agent for the fund inflow from stan !
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            Donnie Verma
            Mar 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm
            You are wrong. Even if, there is less development in MODI's Gujrat, can you vote for SONIA and Rahul and his team who have eaten India with both hands and greedy stomach !
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              karan
              Mar 15, 2014 at 6:31 am
              I think, Now every people knows very well. How much Gujarat develop in last 15 years.but we don't want that types of the man who didn't care of the poor people and farmers of the Gujarat State. Just only supporting rich people in the Gujarat. But We need a person who serve the nation better way...
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                karan
                Mar 15, 2014 at 6:41 am
                Now every people knows very well. How much Gujarat develop in last 15 years.but we don't want that types of the man who didn't care of the poor people and farmers of the Gujarat State. Just only supporting rich people in the Gujarat. But We need a person who serve the nation better way. But I think media also pla very important role to save the Modi in the Gujarat.
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                  kishor
                  Mar 15, 2014 at 6:45 am
                  I have seen in my life “There are two types of leaders--one who meets people, visits their homes, like Rahul hi did and understands them, their problems. but Still we can see that in Gujarat many youth are not able to get the Jobs and women are not secured in the Gujarat because of the Narendra modi, he never stand for the poor people and development of the nation...
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                    Meera Malegaonkar
                    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:54 am
                    Dear Kejriwal, vis a vis 800 in 10 years of Gujarat, more than 53808 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra, in just 6 years (95-2011) please talk about that. Hectare of land Maha govt aquired fo SEZs which are de notified around MMR, please elaborate.
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                      Congi
                      Mar 15, 2014 at 2:29 am
                      Arvind Kejariwal is genius !! he got an analysis of state in hrs !!! without any proff or data !! God must be coming in his dream daily and showing every secret from state develoment, education and most important Ambani, Tata and Adani's bank account !!! i am sure by this time he must have sleep when God was showing Rahul, Sonia and other congress money !!! or he must have said , God, is okay not much . and is friend.
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                        Itika Singh
                        Mar 15, 2014 at 7:04 am
                        This is true that Media is paid by Modi.There are some TV channels and TV anchors like Chaurasia of India news, Rajat Sharma of India TV, Arnab of Times now, their news and views are always in favor of Modi, they do not find any good work in other parties and always give hype to Gujarat development. This kind of journalism raises many question on the credibility of media.but in case of AAP it is just another trick to attract the voters.
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