Launching his party's Lok Sabha campaign in Maharashtra, Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav lambasted Congress and BJP, saying that they were neck deep in corruption.
AAP Maharashtra campaign rally was organised in Mumbai. It was flagged off by Yogendra Yadav along with other senior party members. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
Addressing a rally in Mumbai which saw an impressive turn-out, Yadav said the country had not reached such a low point as to choose only between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. "The common man would run the Aam Aadmi's government," he said. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
Saying that both the national parties were "neck-deep in corruption", he said: "When we talk of corruption by Congress, people say we know it...don't bore us.....Where was Rahul when CWG, 2G, Adarsh, irrigation scams came to light?"
Yadav also said there were some "myths" about the BJP's prime ministerial candidate. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"He (Modi) calls himself a common man....We want to know about the rise of Adani group in Gujarat. Government land has been given away to Adanis at throw-away prices. But when the Indian Air Force and a war widow seek land, they are quoted market price," he alleged. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
Yogendra Yadav also questioned the silence of both Modi and Rahul on the alleged scam in KG-Basin gas issue. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
Social activist Medha Patkar, who would be AAP's candidate from Mumbai North-East constituency, wondered why there was poverty in Mumbai when the city was considered the country's financial capital. She also spoke about resorting to non-violent means to get the toll-levy on roads in the state scrapped. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
Mayank Gandhi, who will contest from Mumbai North-West, said AAP will support slum dwellers evicted from homes without alternate housing. "Why small houses are given to them?" he asked, demanding 450 sq-ft tenements for slum-dwellers by way
of rehabilitation. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
AAP supporters wave Indian flag. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
AAP supporters in the rally. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)