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Arvind Kejriwal accuses Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi of using power for pro-coverage

Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 7:59pm IST | Place: Rohtak | Agency: PTI
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal today lashed out at a section of the media, accusing it of being biased under the influence big industrialists with vested interests and said that it will have to be "set right". Addressing his first rally after he resigned as Delhi Chief Minister on February 14 over Jan Lokpal bill issue, he also alleged that an industrialist was attempting to control some newspapers and TV channels.
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Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal today lashed out at a section of the media, accusing it of being biased under the influence big industrialists with vested interests and said that it will have to be "set right".
Addressing his first rally after he resigned as Delhi Chief Minister on February 14 over Jan Lokpal bill issue, he also alleged that an industrialist was attempting to control some newspapers and TV channels.

He claimed that a section of media has been told to cover Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi and "defame" him.

Accusing the media of "denigrating" him by saying that he resigned as he could not govern, Kejriwal said he had stepped down as he did not want to compromise on principles after Congress and BJP prevented the introduction of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi Assembly.

"Certain newspapers and TV channels are saying that I quit because I wanted to run away from governance. I willing to give my life but I will not compromise on principles. I have showed that I have no love for the chair," he said.

Kejriwal claimed that an editor-in-chief of a TV channel had met him yesterday and told him that he had resigned from his job as he was allegedly under pressure to only show Modi and Rahul, which went against his conscience.

He said a lot of hue and cry was made when he was alloted a three-bedroom flat in Delhi, "but media people do not dare to ask Modi and Rahul" about the money spent their rallies.

He asked the AAP workers and common people to call up newspaper offices and offices of the TV channels if they felt that there was a hidden agenda behind a particular news item.

"We will also have to set right the media," he said.

The AAP leader also debunked opinion polls and surveys conducted before the polls, saying these had given his party 2-3 seats in Delhi assembly polls, but the party ended up getting 28 assembly seats.
"Money changes hands behind such surveys," he alleged.

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