I’m not a terrorist, Modi should have met me: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP leader flew in from Gujarat and addressed a seminar organised by 'Rajasthan Patrika'

Jaipur | Published:March 7, 2014 9:05 pm

Rebuffed by Narendra Modi, AAP leader on Friday said he was not a terrorist and deserved to be called by him for a meeting out of courtesy.

“Now I wanted to meet him, but we were stopped five kilometres away from his residence. I am not a terrorist. Being an ex-CM, I deserve a courtesy call from Modi, instead we were stopped. This is not democracy,” he told reporters here on his unsuccessful attempt to meet the BJP prime ministerial candidate in Gandhinagar this morning.

Trashing claims of development and good governance in Gujarat, Kejriwal said the state “has nothing but rampant corruption” and the voice of farmers was being suppressed. Kejriwal, who toured Gujarat for the last two days, said a picture totally different from reality was presented about Gujarat during the last one year by Modi and a section of media under a “big conspiracy”.

“What I saw in the last three days was totally different from what is being presented by Gujarat. Our teams visited villages and exposed the truth. When locals came to know about the AAP visits, they called us and told us the reality,” Kejriwal said at a seminar — ‘Pillars of Democracy- Shaking Us, Waking Us?’.

“Corruption is rampant in Gujarat. I was told that rates for transfers and appointments are fixed. For the job of state registrar, the rate is 33 lakh and for transfer of a DSP, Rs  2.75 crore. Without bribe, you cannot have a license or a BPL card and cannot run an industry.”  Kejriwal said he wanted to meet Modi as the Gujarat Chief minister had not replied to his letter on gas price issue.
“Was I a terrorist that police stopped me that also at a distance of 5 km from the residence of Narendra Modi? I along with three persons wanted to meet the CM but we were stopped.

“I agree that he would be preoccupied but this was not the way to avoid a meeting. Even if he had no time for meeting us, he should have shown courtesy to call me, a former chief minister, to his office to convey that he is not able to meet,” he said. He said that a government’s top priority should be providing security, followed by ensuring timely delivery of justice and corruption-free governance.

“During my visit to Gujarat, three attacks on us took place. If such incident can happen with a former chief minister then what can we expect for the people of Gujarat?” On claims about Gujarat’s progress, he said, “the condition of schools and hospitals and health centres is the worst. I visited a primary health centre which was like a garbage dumping ground.”  Raising the Narmada dam issue, he claimed the height was raised in 2005 but it did not served its purpose. “Walls of the dam have cracks which itself speaks of corruption. Farmers allege that their lands were grabbed and handed over to industrialists without any compensation,” Kejriwal said, while expressing surprise on Modi being presented as an icon of development.

He alleged that Modi government has failed to provide good governance and security to people. Kejriwal highlighted that there was a need to clean the politics and the system which cannot be done without active participation of the ‘aam admi’ (common man).
“There is dirty politics everywhere. There is no lack of resources or money in the country but lack of willpower. All the problems can be solved with a strong will power. Aam Admi  does not need big projects, he wants that his genuine problem be resolved,” he said.

The AAP leader flew in from Gujarat and addressed a seminar organised by ‘Rajasthan Patrika’. He skipped a scheduled press conference before leaving the venue. He said there would be fractured mandate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
“There will be fractured mandate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. These elections are going to be like ‘samudra manthan’ and the new government would be able to function for one or one-and-a-half years,” he said responding to a question during the session.

Continuing his tirade against Congress and BJP, he said, “It is not Manmohan Singh or Rahul Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi who is running the nation. It is Mukesh Ambani and people like him who are actually ruling. “Those political leaders are faces only and if Modi becomes Prime Minister, this system will not change and Ambanis will continue to rule.” “We are not fighting with BJP or Congress, we are fighting against corruption and communalism and all these parties are their manifestation.

“As far as Modi is concerned, there is no wave of Modi but a wave of pain and anger against Modi in his own state. There is no rule of law for Adani group in Gujarat and coastal areas have been been sold to selected corporate houses,” he alleged. Kejriwal claimed that corruption reduced by half during his rule in Delhi and his government took several decisions which provided relief to the common man. The AAP leader said he dared to challenge big leaders as well as corporates.  “If we did not have blessings of God, we would have been finished by now,” he said.

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    azeem
    Mar 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm
    sachahi kadwi lagti hai... BJP and Congress are same.. we need curruption free india
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      Abhishek
      Mar 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm
      Showing that he is khas cl by saying all the time Ex CM wanted to see current CM
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        B ANAND
        Mar 8, 2014 at 7:35 am
        Hi Gussi Souza I like your comment,, Modi finds it very difficult now a days to evevn see the photo of IITian,Kejriwal
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          ek-vichar
          Mar 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm
          What's wrong with this guy? Why instead of fighting the corrupt Congress regime he has suddenly shifted his stance and fighting Modi instead? Something fishy here!Seems like he has sold himself to Congress. What an irony!
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            Brijkhanna
            Mar 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm
            Mr kejriwal claim that corruption have come down by 50% during his rule of 49 days, it is all false and concocted claim. There was no output in the Government offices because clerks and officials were wary of sting operations with workers or you may call them "TAMASHBEEN" hovering about every where during these 49 days. Who suffered for this no output, common men. There is no independent or media essment available to substantiate his claims. In fact it was just self praise or concocted claim. As for no response from Gujarat Chief Minister Office for a meeting, there is a established protocol that Did he sought the appointment a week or fortnight earlier. No he did not. Then why crying fouls. This is just self created propaa.
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              Pushpinder Harsh
              Mar 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm
              Kejriwal is a self - proclaimed anarchist! Why does he feel that he should be exempt from the basic courtesy norms, which demand that you visit a person after having fixed an appointment for the meeting.
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                Gopalakrishnan
                Mar 8, 2014 at 9:14 am
                uming what AK says is true and he wants to contest from Gujarat and form a government in centre what is the guarantee that he will not make a mess of things like he did in Delhi and make things unmanageble and run away
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                  KS RATHORE
                  Mar 8, 2014 at 8:22 am
                  ANARCHISTS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN TERRORISTS..............
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                    Rohan
                    Mar 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm
                    Arvind Kejriwal must contest against Narrendra Modi in Gujarat and nowhere else. The reason is he said there is Zero development in Gujrat and growth is negetive which means Gujrat is getting poor. So since everything this inspector has inspected in Gujrat and finds everything hyped he must contest against Narendra Modi in Gujrat to prove that people of Gujrat supports his claimseon everyone start a campaign online or whatever so that Arvind walks the talk and contests from Gujrat only. Otherwise Arvind Kejriwal must make a public apology.Otherwise this guy mobilizes voters by playing to prejudices of people. You must Walk the Talk. You went to Gujarat to do this tamasha and supported by media.
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                      Manohar Sharma
                      Mar 8, 2014 at 4:31 am
                      Kejriwal is not a terrorist but a man who lost his senses.
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                        S.S.Nagaraj
                        Mar 8, 2014 at 11:48 am
                        Kejriwal is a shameless self centred man.At the india Today meet,he had no qualms in claiming that he exposed Robert Vadra scam,while the fact is that it was Khemka who risked his job and did that.This Kejriwal has totally stopped criticising Rahul hi and it tells a lot of story.His claim on leading role in exposing corruption in UPA is also a false claim.It was BJP which has consistenly brought to centre stage various scams by Congress led UPA,whether it is 2G,Coal g,CWG or helicopter deal.It is now blatantly evident,Congress made him the Delhi CM and in return for AK to attack only Modi.
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                          paamela
                          Mar 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm
                          He may not be a terrorist but all his actions indicate he is an anarchist. Good that Modi didn't meet this fraudster.
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                            JK
                            Mar 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm
                            Time is runnnig out. It will be better if he continues his fight against corruption and regain his lost ground. Any gain on this score will be in the interest of present as well future generations.
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                              JK
                              Mar 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm
                              Why is he wasting his time where neither he nor is or his funding masters like Congress is having no scope for him to make any inroads into Modi fiefdom. It will be in their interest only if they try to retain there strong holds, if they are having at all, on Delhi, Andhra, Harayana and other states where they have considerable presence. Time is running out.
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                                Qabirn
                                Mar 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm
                                Why did he not take an appointment ? Wasted AAP donors money? or was it just for a helicopter joy ride ?
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                                  anirudh baghel
                                  Mar 8, 2014 at 5:54 pm
                                  sacchai kadwi lagti hai.....very true. that's why you will never admit that any party whether it is AAP or else can not root out corruption from INDIA. well AAP can fetch some votes by targeting voters like you.
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                                    R
                                    Mar 8, 2014 at 11:41 pm
                                    Kejriwal better seeks NaMo's responses during one of his "Chai Per Charchaa"!
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                                      Rufusd
                                      Mar 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm
                                      You are not a terrorist, Mr, Kejriwal,, but you are an IIT graduate.It is presumable that Modi would have found it difficult to have a conversation with you at the same level that you would with the new Governor of Kerala whom you just defeated! You should have, instead, asked for a meeting with the people surrounding him.
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                                        Chandrashekhar
                                        Mar 8, 2014 at 7:52 am
                                        Certainly. But, Kejariwal has planed his at about 15 days back. Why did not he seek the appointment of Modi that time only?
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                                          Sneha Sheela
                                          Mar 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm
                                          WOW... Ex-CM? w/o any developmental work?? Sir, Please give your Developmental Agenda to the People of India and they will decide who should Lead The Nation....what's this just coming in the way of another leader like driving a scooter in a traffic???...if you like support if not give a new path to the nation...this is even Munility Elections are fought... please do not obstruct others plan...and let others to prevent you from giving your developmental plan...
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                                            SURESH
                                            Mar 8, 2014 at 5:52 am
                                            If Aravind Kejriwal believe that Modi is bluffing about Gujarat Development, Kejriwal should contest aganist Modi in Gujarat itself. Otherwise he will be exposed.
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