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Kejriwal slams BJP: When PM rally failed, they got Bedi and Shazia

“BJP can bring anyone they want, but let me tell you one thing - truth always prevails,” said Kejriwal.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi |
January 17, 2015 4:20:32 am
arvind kejriwal, aap, aap rally At the rally in Trilokpuri on Friday. (Source: Express Photo by PRAVEEN KHANNA)

The induction of former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi and India Against Corruption leader Kiran Bedi into the BJP seems to have given fresh ammunition to Arvind Kejriwal to fire at the saffron party.

On Friday, addressing a public meeting at Trilokpuri, the AAP chief said, “Earlier, the BJP called 200 MPs to Delhi (to campaign). When that did not work out, they brought in ministers. This attempt failed and the Prime Minister stepped in. When the PM’s rally flopped, they got Kiran Bedi and Shazia Ilmi to join the party.”

“They can bring anyone they want, but let me tell you one thing — truth always prevails,” he said.

Laying down the party’s blueprint for resettlement colonies in Delhi, Kejriwal said, “There are five lakh jhuggis in Delhi. If we come to power, none of them will be demolished. Five lakh pucca houses will be built.”

“A lot of people in resettlement colonies, especially in Trilokpuri, got plots on lease. They do not have ownership rights and these plots cannot be sold,” he said.

The party leader claimed that under the AAP government, freehold rights or ownership of land in resettlement colonies will be granted to occupants in three months. “Original allottees will receive ownership of their plots within a month for Rs 10,000. Those who are not original allottees will receive their plots for less than Rs 50,000,” Kejriwal said.

Training his guns on Modi’s address in Ramlila Maidan again, Kejriwal said, “A week ago, the PM addressed Delhi at Ramlila Maidan. I thought that he will make big announcements about Delhi. However, I was hurt. He did not do anything except abuse me. I think that all of them are baffled and scared.”

Kejriwal also did not let up on his attack on Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay. “Whose electricity meters are running fast? You know who installed them? The BJP Delhi President… When Congress was in power, BJP installed these meters. The BJP and the Congress are hand-in-glove. I have documents to prove this,” he said.

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