Press Esc to close
Saturday 01 November 2014
News updated at 11:32 AM IST
Weather
Max: 25°C
Min : 19°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

We will carefully consider Prez's speech: AAP

New Delhi, Jan 26, 2014, (PTI)
A day after President Pranab Mukherjee's veiled criticism of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in his address to the nation, the party today said it will carefully consider whatever he has said. PTI

A day after President Pranab Mukherjee's veiled criticism of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in his address to the nation, the party today said it will carefully consider whatever he has said.

"Whatever President said, we don't want to make comments in this regard as he is the first citizen of this country.  If he has said something about us, we would carefully listen to him and consider it," Ashutosh, a senior AAP leader and journalist-turned politician, told reporters here.

Mukherjee had yesterday made a veiled attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's street protest saying the government is not "charity shop" and "populist anarchy" cannot be a substitute for governance.


"Government is not a charity shop. Populist anarchy cannot be a substitute for governance. False promises lead to disillusionment, which gives birth to rage, and that rage has one legitimate target: those in power," Mukherjee had said while addressing the nation on the eve of Republic Day.

Minutes after the address, AAP senior leader Yogendra Yadav had said the President's speech was not about AAP.

"I have full belief that President must have greater things in his mind. When he talks about anarchy, he looks towards the nation. He must be thinking about what is happening in Gujarat, Punjab and the entire country," Yadav had said.

Meanwhile, slamming Kejriwal for staging a two-day dharna outside Rail Bhavan defying prohibitory orders, BJP president Rajnath Singh said his party welcomed President's remark on AAP.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary...

A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary...

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to former Prime Minister...

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to former Prime Minister...

Artists perform during a function on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar...

Artists perform during a function on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar...

Members of Thamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu during a protest against Sri Lankan court's...

Members of Thamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu during a protest against Sri Lankan court's...

Indian cricket players during their practice session at barabati stadium in Cuttack...

Indian cricket players during their practice session at barabati stadium in Cuttack...

Delhi Police band performs at India Gate near Amar Jawan Jyoti to salute Sardar...

Delhi Police band performs at India Gate near Amar Jawan Jyoti to salute Sardar...

Army soldiers patrolling after an IED was recovered in a gas cylinder near the Circuit House...

Army soldiers patrolling after an IED was recovered in a gas cylinder near the Circuit House...

Tourist take pictures from a boat as people bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi...

Tourist take pictures from a boat as people bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi...

Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the new Maharashtra Chief Minister by Governor...

Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the new Maharashtra Chief Minister by Governor...

A camel herder sits as he feeds his camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the Rajasthan...

A camel herder sits as he feeds his camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the Rajasthan...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523