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Arvind Kejriwal launches road rallies by attacking Cong, BJP

Saturday, 1 March 2014 - 6:38pm IST | Agency: PTI

Seeking to broaden his appeal in Uttar Pradesh, AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal today attacked BJP and Congress, saying there will be no change in corruption and inflation even if Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi comes to power.

He also lashed out at the Samajwadi Party and BSP stating that both Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati have corruption cases pending against them.

Addressing his supporters at a road rally undertaken by the party, the AAP leader said, "Whether (Congress Vice-President) Rahul Gandhi or (BJP's) Narendra Modi come to power there will be no affect on price rise and corruption.

Beware of these two parties".

"And this BSP and SP, both Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati have cases pending against them in CBI courts," Kejriwal said.

He also lambasted the Congress and BJP for staying mum over the Reliance gas price issue.

The AAP government in Delhi had ordered the Anti- Corruption Branch (ACB) to register an FIR against Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily over the alleged irregularities in the Krishna-Godavari gas pricing issue.

"Congress has given a partying gift to the Ambanis. I wrote to Modi on this issue seeking his opinion, but he has not replied to the letter," he said.

Kejriwal said that from next month there will be hike in the gas price and this will have an impact on everyone.

"From April 1 onwards there will be a drastic rise in the price. This gas will cost 1 dollar to Ambanis, but will be distributed at 8 dollars.

"This gas is used in manure, which means the cost of manure will go up resulting in the price rise of wheat, rice, fruits. This gas is also used in electricity and CNG, which means electricity rates and transport prices will go up," Kejriwal said.

Training his guns on Modi, Kejriwal said that while his government registered 5 FIRs against Sheila Dikshit, Modi did not register even one FIR against Robert Vadra, allegedly involved in land scams in Rajasthan.

"This means Modi has a setting with Sonia Gandhi," he alleged." 

Tomorrow, the road show will start from Hardoi and proceed to Unnao and reach Kanpur, where he will address a rally.

The rally, second after the one in Rohtak in Haryana last week, is also a part of AAP's national campaign, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

On March 3, the road show will head to Delhi covering Auraiya, Etawah, Firozabad, Agra, Mathura and Palwal.

The road shows will cover over 15 Lok Sabha seats in the politically significant state.

The party plans to counter political heavy-weights like Samajwadi supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and President Sonia Gandhi, Union Ministers Salman Khurshid and Ajit Singh by fielding candidates against them.




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