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Slinging mud will not help: Kejriwal

The AAP leader launched a veiled attack on Modi, questioning his policies and promises.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Published: February 5, 2015 2:45:06 am
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Standing on the cusp of a nerve-shredding election this Saturday, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal launched a scathing attack on the BJP, calling it a party capable only of politics of mud-slinging.

“One BJP leader calls me haramkhor, another calls me a monkey. A minister calls me a thief and the PM says I am a Naxal and thatI am unlucky,” Kejriwal told a gathering of about 2,000 people in Tilak Nagar. “Yeh sirf kichad phekne ki rajneeti kar sakte hain (These people can only know the politics of mud-slinging). But the voter is smart and will vote for the truth,” he said.

He said there should be some basic standards of conduct in politics and it was unfortunate that the BJP had not maintained civility.

In a list-ditch effort to pit his 49-day rule against the seven months under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the AAP leader said the BJP does not have the intention to deliver on its promises” “On power, they promised to reduce prices. Instead, they increased them. On women’s security…there is an increase in rape cases by 25 per cent. Look at the prices of vegetable and fruits compared to one year ago. They know how to solve the problems, but their intentions are not right,” Kejriwal said.

The AAP leader also launched a veiled attack on Modi, questioning his policies and promises.

“PM says he will build houses on jhuggis but why has the BJP government demolished jhuggis in Okhla, Rangpuri and Wazirpur?”

On women’s issues, Kejriwal said BJP’s mindset is to “lock up women in their houses” and then call it women’s “security”. “In Lok Sabha elections, we heard slogans such as ‘Bahut hua nari par waar, ab ki baar Modi sarkaar’. But now their ministers order women to produce four children. Others say they should not wear jeans. They want women to go back to the 16 century,” the AAP leader said.

Jaitley’s poser for former IRS man

New Delhi: Stepping up the attack on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of alleged dubious donations, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said political donations made through cheques “do not purify the transaction” and challenged Kejriwal to be “honest enough to tell the people what ‘Arvind Kejriwal, IRS’ would have done under these circumstances”.

“Surely, when a company donates lakhs and crores to a political party, the party would attempt to know as to who the controlling interest behind these companies are. The only fact that the donations have been made by cheque does not purify the transaction…,” Jaitley said in an article.

With inputs from PTI

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