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Kejriwal slams Modi govt for failing to keep poll promises

Kejriwal on his tenure as Delhi CM said, “I was attacked for giving a 200 crore subsidy. But was I taking the money home?"

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 25, 2014 1:43:57 am
Kejriwal speaks at the rally on Sunday. (Photo: AMIT MEHRA) Kejriwal speaks at the rally on Sunday. (Photo: AMIT MEHRA)

AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal raised the election pitch at a jansabha in Kirari on Sunday evening, attacking the Narendra Modi led BJP government at the centre for failing to live up to their electoral promises.

“AAP has achieved more in its 49-day rule in the national capital than the Modi government in its 100-days at the Centre. No one in India’s history worked the way we did in those 49 days. We reduced prices of electricity, water, brought down corruption. What has Modi done in his 100 days? BJP has failed to control inflation. After winning elections, they have increased train fares and prices of petrol, sugar,” Kejriwal said.

He also brought up the removal of Sanjiv Chaturvedi as the Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS.

He said, “They used to talk about curbing corruption but the government has removed AIIMS CVO Sanjeev Chaturvedi. The Anti Corruption Branch of Delhi government, because of which I could take action in corruption cases, has been weakened.”

Kejriwal also spoke of his own tenure as Delhi’s Chief Minister and said, “I was attacked for giving a 200 crore subsidy. But was I taking the money home? It was for all of you. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel bought a helicopter for Rs 100 crore. Should I have done the same?” he said.

Speaking of the “sting operation” which purportedly showed an attack being planned on him, he said, “Anil Jha (the Kirari BJP MLA) will know seeing your numbers here that he will get a fitting response if this (attack) happens. They do not know what we are made of. We have come neither for the chair or for money, but to save politics.”

AAP had alleged on Saturday that a television news sting revealed that Kejriwal could be attacked during the sabha on Sunday. In April this year, Kejriwal was assaulted by an auto-rickshaw driver in Kirari during campaigning.

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