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Aam Aadmi Party putting cases against Congress ministers on backburner: BJP

Thursday, 9 January 2014 - 11:13pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
BJP leaders alleged that most of the promises made by AAP remain unfulfilled.

Accusing Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government of putting the cases against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her ministers on the backburner, BJP today said it will hold a sit-in at Rajghat tomorrow to expose the ruling party's "anti-national" and "anti-people policies".

"We will hold a dharna at Rajghat tomorrow to highlight the anti-national and anti-people policies of AAP. Supporting referendum in Kashmir, raising doubts over Batla House encounter and now protecting Congress' leaders in Delhi from corruption charges are a clear evidence of the opportunism of AAP," a BJP statement said today.

Addressing a joint press conference here today, Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel and former Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta said "the details of corruption done by Congress ministers and their Chief Minister are there in the CAG reports, Shunglu Committee report and the judgments given by Lokayukta." "What more proof is required for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to move against them"? said Goel.

"The fact is that after AAP formed an alliance with Congress to come to power, it has decided to put cases against Congress' former ministers and the former CM on backburner.

"Otherwise, there is no reason that even a single complaint has not been lodged against any of them during the last 10 days", he said.

"It is the same Arvind Kejriwal who had come out with a 370-page charge sheet against Congress. Had he really been honest about catching the big fish, he should have a lodged case against the former Congress ministers and the Chief Minister during the last 10 days but instead, he is skirting the issue now by saying that the cases will be filed only after someone gives the proof of graft by the Congress leaders."

The two leaders alleged that most of the promises made by AAP remain unfulfilled.

"It has failed to check the rising prices in the city. In fact to add to woes of the people, it has hiked water tariff by 10 per cent and has not been able to do anything on roll back of CNG promises despite making promises," they said.

The power tariff has been reduced for a limited number of people while the promise was that reduction would be across the board, BJP said adding "in fact, ever since the AAP-Congress alliance government has come to power, Delhiites are reeling under the pressure of price rise".

There has been increase in water tariff, CNG prices and LPG prices. Neither AAP nor Congress has made any move to provide respite to people of Delhi, they alleged.

Accusing the AAP ministers of being "arrogant", Goel alleged what they preach and practice does not match.

"We all know AAP ministers are behaving in an arrogant manner. They have taken cars with VIP numbers, their chief minister was forced to quit a set of duplex after public furore while another minister has taken two houses.

"It is very likely that other ministers will also take government accommodations. It is clear that what they preach and practice does not match," he said.


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