BJP hits back at AAP, says party levelling baseless allegations

BJP hits back at AAP, says party levelling baseless allegations

The Delhi BJP on Monday accused the Aam Aadmi Party of levelling baseless allegations against it over the ink attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying anarchic politics is a hallmark of the ruling party.

Disapproving of the Sunday ink attack, the BJP criticised Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for accusing it.

“The swiftness with which Sisodia started blaming the BJP and police raises suspicion that the incident was staged by the AAP itself,” said city BJP chief Satish Upadhyay.

“Can Sisodia tell whether or not the anarchy shown by the AAP on the occasion of Republic Day celebration in January 2014 – by organising a sit-in near Rajpath –  is more serious than this incident,” he asked in a statement.

Many AAP MLAs have assaulted government employees and insulted Scheduled Caste employees. Will the Deputy Chief Minister condemn them, asked Upadhyay.

The issue of Kejriwal’s security raised by the AAP after the incident has exposed the ruling party’s doublespeak, he said.

“On one hand, the AAP leaders say they do not want any security and, on the other, they expect the Delhi Police to provide security when they visit Punjab for political activities,” said Upadhyay.

AAP leaders had hit out at Delhi Police for the ink incident, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was deliberately allowing the police to go easy on giving security to  the Chief Minister.

Bhavna Arora, a self-proclaimed member of the Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Sena, threw ink at Kejriwal at a rally alleging that he did not take note of the proof she has on alleged corruption related to distribution of CNG stickers to vehicles during the tenure of the Kejriwal government.

Upadhyay said the AAP and the Congress have, from time to time, given political promotion to people committing anarchic acts.

“It was the AAP which encouraged anarchism in politics by making Jarnail Singh, a Khalistan supporter who threw a shoe at the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram, a Delhi legislator,” he said.

The Congress also promoted plane hijacker Bhola Pandey of Uttar Pradesh to fight and win an Assembly poll, he said. 

Upadhyay also questioned the need for the AAP government’s Sunday function to pat its own back on the odd-even scheme.

“It is surprising that a party which came to power by opposing nepotism, loot of public money and arbitrary implementation government schemes, today is doing all these things,” he said.

Will Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tell the people that who are those odd-even scheme volunteers and what is the purpose of advertisements for which about Rs 100 crore of public money was spent, Upadhyay asked.

After coming to power, the Kejriwal government has appointed thousands of party workers on contract basis on government jobs.

“Such favouritism has never been witnessed in Delhi,” he said.