Reacting strongly to Narendra Modi's 'AK49' remarks against him, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal today said it was unbecoming of a prime ministerial candidate to use such language and asked the BJP leader the rationale behind giving tickets to leaders accused of instigating riots.
Interacting with reporters at Kardhana village in Varanasi, Kejriwal, who announced his candidature against Modi yesterday, said, "He (Modi) should talk on issues and not get into bad mouthing. Such words do not suit a man who is a prime ministerial candidate."
Later, the AAP leader also tweeted hitting out at Modi saying, "He (Modi) will not respond on gas prices and false claims of Gujarat development. Why? He refuses to talk about farmer suicides in Gujarat...on his compulsions to keep corrupt people like Babubhai Bokharia and Puruahottam Solanki in his cabinet.
"He refuses to respond on his compulsions to give tickets to corrupt people like Yeddyurappa, Sriramlu n Ramvilas Paswan...He refuses to respond on his compulsions to give tickets to Muzaffarnagar riot accused. Why?" he asked.
Addressing a rally in Jammu, Modi called Defence Minister A K Antony and Kejriwal "agents of Pakistan and enemy of India".
"Three AKs have emerged as a unique strength for Pakistan. One is AK-47 which has been used to cause bloodshed in Kashmir. The second is A K Antony, who informs Parliament that people wearing the dress of Pak army beheaded our soldiers while our Army says Pakistanis had come...
"Third AK which is AK-49 who has just given birth to a new party," Modi said, in a reference to Kejriwal, who resigned after 49 days as chief minister of Delhi.