Rakhi Birla threatens the poor, says Udit Raj

BJP candidate from North-West Delhi parliamentary constituency has taken a dig at his AAP competitor Rakhi Birla for “not paying” for services of the tent supplier and the halwai.

He said that the “anti-people activities” of Rakhi Birla are gradually surfacing.

She hired the caterers’ services on Wednesday for a public meeting in Mangolpuri, which was addressed by Kejriwal. When asked for the payment, her family members roughed them up and threatened them, according to her rival, Bharatiya Janata Party rival Udit Raj.

The alleged non-payment of dues led to a ruckus by the caterers and some locals at the rally, a BJP worker claimed.

“Kejriwal, who has been the frontrunner of anti-corruption, should first advise legislators of his own party not to indulge in corruption and dishonesty by exploiting poor people,” Raj said in a press statement.

He said Birla is harming her own reputation. She was the youngest minister in Kejriwal’s government and had defeated four-time Mangolpuri MLA in the December 2013 Assembly elections.

“At times, she expresses her anger towards children, sometimes asking for money from her party workers for opening an election office and sometimes threatening and beating poor people like halwais and tent suppliers when they ask for their payment,” Raj said.

Birla’s brother, who manages her campaign, declined to comment.

“In this background, the Aam Aadmi Party may not be able to open its account in the Parliamentary elections,” Raj said.

Raj also criticised Kejriwal for not identifying corruption cases during his tenure in the Income Tax Department.
“It is well-known that evasion of income tax is so rampant all over the country,” he said. “He formed and took funds from the Ford Foundation, which in turn is sponsored by the CIA to encourage instability in the country, for running his NGO,” Raj said, adding that that Kejriwal was running an NGO while in government service.
Raj started his campaign at 7 am. His roadshow went past Mohammadpur, Bakhtawar-pur, Palla village, Hamirpur, Sindhugaon, JJ Colony, Bawana and Varwala village.

In the evening, he addressed public meetings in Kiradi, Chander Vihar, Nangloi, Shyam Colony and Buddh Vihar.

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