March 17, 2014 3:34:56 am
Former Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, who made allegations of corruption against Union minister for Oil and Natural Gas M Veerappa Moily, on Sunday asked people not to vote for Moily in order to save the nation. He made the appeal in the course of his road show at Chikkaballapur constituency where Moily is seeking re-election.
Kejriwal visited Chikkaballapur with party candidate former police officer K Arkesh. The road show, however, did not see much of response as only 300 people turned out. The road show and address to the public finished in 30 minutes in the largely rural constituency located on the outskirts of Bangalore.
Kejriwal had earlier named Moily in a list he drew up for the most corrupt politicians in India. He accused Moily of receiving kickbacks from Reliance Petroleum and had also filed an FIR in Delhi.
During his visit to Moily’s constituency on Sunday, Kejriwal sought votes for Arkesh who is famous for being involved in operations to capture the notorious forest brigand Veerappan killed in 2002.
Kejriwal alleged that the rise in gas prices and commodities in the country is because of Moily. “Now, AAP is here to respond and work for the common people. You not need vote for Congress or BJP which are both corrupt. Vote for AAP to see development,” Kejriwal said.
He came to Chikkaballapur town at 1 pm and left by 1.30 pm. He did not respond when asked if he would contest from Varanasi against the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
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