Out of the 50,000 homes for the poor, not even 50 constructed in Gujarat by Modi: Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accused Modi and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje for not living up to their promises in their respective states.

Mathura | Updated: March 9, 2014 8:22 pm

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched a no-holds-barred attack on BJP leader Narendra Modi saying the Gujarat Chief Minister had promised to construct 50,000 houses for the poor in the state, but not even 50 have been constructed in 11 years.

“BJP is highlighting the developmental model of Gujarat, however, the ground reality says otherwise,” he said while addressing a public meeting in Naujheel town, about 70 kms from here. The AAP leader also attacked other BJP ruled states claiming that corruption is rampant there and promises made by them during polls are yet to be fulfilled.

“Neither any action, so far, has been taken against Robert Vadra by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje, in spite of her promise, nor any action has been taken against mining mafia who killed IPS officer Narendra Singh in Madhya Pradesh,” the AAP leader said.

Singh, a young IPS officer, was crushed to death under the wheels of a tractor-trolley, allegedly by a member of the mining mafia, after he tried to stop the vehicle carrying stones in Morena district of MP in May 2012. Taking on Modi, Kejriwal said,”the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate had promised to construct 50,000 houses for the poor in the state but not even 50 have been constructed in 11 years.”

Kejriwal also criticised BSP and SP and said that a change of government hardly makes any difference in Uttar Pradesh as both have become “synonymous with corruption”. He slammed Congress for price rise and corruption and attributed these to Congress’ policy of “promoting” the interests of big business houses.

“No effort is being made to protect the lands of farmers. Instead, these lands are being acquired for JP, Wadera, Ambani and other big business houses. “This anti-farmer policy of different governments is leaving them landless,” Kejriwal said.

The former Delhi chief minister narrated his conversation with BJP activists, who showed black flags to him during his visit to the state early this week. Kejriwal said that he asked the BJP activists,”Is the condition of roads in rural areas better? Are the kith and kin of farmers, whose land was acquired getting employment? Are the schemes for poor really reaching to them?”

The AAP leader claimed that after listening to the queries “they (activists) realised that they were misguided and became our followers.” Highlighting the achievements of his 49-day government in Delhi, Kejwriwal said,”We fulfilled some promises, however, when I found that BJP and Congress are jointly opposing our policies, I was left with no option but to resign, as in that condition it was not possible to fulfil the promises made to people.”

Kejriwal also visited Lalpur village, the parental house of slain IPS officer Narendra Singh, which celebrated his death anniversary recently, and consoled the bereaved family members.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. A
    Anonymous
    Mar 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    what bitterness !! Arwind kejriwal - Mind your language!!
    Reply
    1. A
      Alani Adana
      Mar 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm
      who is the messenger ? is he mohammad or saint? this ........has clearly showed he is not fit for anything.May be he can be given a job in delhi munility
      Reply
      1. A
        Anand
        Mar 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm
        On reading news in thse media it seems there is only one party in india. AAP is not even a national party. yet, kejri's each and every word are being carried by the media. Actually media is the promoter of kejri&co
        Reply
        1. A
          Anil Bharali
          Mar 9, 2014 at 8:57 pm
          It is a fascist voice with threatening !!!
          Reply
          1. C
            Chandan Bhowmick
            Mar 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm
            It seems that KEJRIWAL is an agent of congress party and acting as B team of congress,since he hawling againt BJP asd directed by master
            Reply
            1. S
              Sreejith
              Mar 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm
              Kejwriwal said,”We fulfilled some promises, however, when I found that BJP and Congress are jointly opposing our policies, I was left with no option but to resign, as in that condition it was not possible to fulfil the promises made to people.” This answer is enough for all your allegations.. You expect AAP to hang on somehow to power without being able to do anything for the people coz of BJP INC opposition? They are no power craving people like BJP/INC. Expect them to behave differently.. they are different..not power craving.. and it is no fault!!!
              Reply
              1. D
                Deepak
                Mar 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm
                What a loser and blatant liar! Listen to his latest fixed interview in which he reveals his true game.
                Reply
                1. D
                  desh
                  Mar 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm
                  gud info
                  Reply
                  1. D
                    dev
                    Mar 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm
                    Well, now kejiriwal is flying in their charted flight. wait and see what see does in next month. He has not vacated the govt house and wasting tax payers money. If he is clean he has to follow what he preach
                    Reply
                    1. K
                      Kolsat
                      Mar 9, 2014 at 10:52 pm
                      Kejriwal seems to forget that Gujeratis have elected Modi three times which goes to show that Modi has done good things for Gujerat. What has Kejriwal done? Nothing. He has only done effective dharma as. He should only remain as an opposition and that also not in the Parliament. I sincerely hope that the voters do not make the mistake of electing any of his candidates.
                      Reply
                      1. J
                        Jayakrishna Kulamarva
                        Mar 10, 2014 at 2:54 am
                        Kejriwal is wasting his time by not giving details of his claims of no development in Gujarat.Changes have been seen in Dairy developmemnt,education,roads,irrigation,law and order,timely completion of infrastructure projects,no cacophony as in congress ruled states such as A.P.Only a blind person will not see these changes.This is inspite of having an uncooperative central govt which is trying to put roadblocks in every work being done by the state government.
                        Reply
                        1. K
                          Kiran Kumar
                          Mar 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm
                          Look who is shouting foul - you could not even complete two months as CM and turned your back at people's mandate. Of all the people, you are the first rate hypocrite and incompetent. Performance comes by good governance and verance- not by childish petulance to "dharna" for every trivial opposition. First you said, you are just "common man" and had no lust to become the CM, then you stage-managed events, so that it appeared that you were pushed to the helm by people's consensus. You then accepted the support of very congress that was one of the most corrupt parties around.Then you refused to govern the state and also waived off water bills for people who had abused it. Look at you - you shunned from politics is now lustful for the top most post. No sane man who would want someone to carry the responsibility of 1.2 billion hoping eyes would vote for you. You are a good activist. Leave art to artists and good governance to more sagacious folks !
                          Reply
                          1. N
                            Netsavvy
                            Mar 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm
                            Modi does not has the face to face Kejriwal and does not has answers to kejriwal's list of questions. That is the reason he did not meet him on flimsy grounds. Only s and communal dikheads like you love to lik namos. Enjoy doing it if you like.... By the way I am with the comment posted by Citizen. True Indian citizen indeed. JaiHind.
                            Reply
                            1. P
                              Para
                              Mar 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm
                              Please...why do any one what to hear from this whiner and quitter. This guy made all the promise in Delhi and at the first hint of the heat of administration got to him...he bailed out!.AAP = Adha Administration Party
                              Reply
                              1. P
                                prakashak
                                Mar 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm
                                Corrupt BJP and Modi is out of track now. Really Kejriwal is brave frontier of AAP. Last many years Congress and BJP was doing the cast and religious politics is now exposed. Ambani and Adani like people benefited. Now poor and ried people should think about what is right and what is wrong..
                                Reply
                                1. S
                                  Subhash
                                  Mar 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm
                                  Now is the TIME to take this man , head on. If Modi Does not react or respond he will only be giving this liar to grow into a bigger menace for him
                                  Reply
                                  1. A
                                    aa
                                    Mar 10, 2014 at 5:48 am
                                    Atleaset expect an honest government from AAP
                                    Reply
                                    1. S
                                      Sharma Sonu
                                      Mar 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm
                                      look who is talking about promises ........ what promises he made to delhi people and now he fled away from responsibility .....
                                      Reply
                                      1. s
                                        shree05
                                        Mar 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm
                                        What has kejriwal done himself except befooling n dramatizing.Practice before u preach..A shrewd macchavellian lusting for power n money at all costs.People living in gl houses should not throw stones at others
                                        Reply
                                        1. S
                                          sitara
                                          Mar 10, 2014 at 12:30 am
                                          Nmao is a good story teller..thats all his speeches are..just stories.the real truth is coming out now..tatal fake..he has no vision for India..like AK says his vision is only for the Ambanis and other super rich..
                                          Reply
                                          1. S
                                            sanjiv sanjiv
                                            Mar 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm
                                            i respect KJ as long he bring out truth about gujarat and modi.
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments