BJP-Congress battle is shadow-boxing, says Aam Aadmi Party

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday attacked Rahul Gandhi’s diatribe against Narendra Modi as “half-hearted” and the battle between BJP and the Congress as “shadow boxing”.

“Congress vice-president  Rahul Gandhi’s half-hearted attacks on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s links with businessman Gautam Adani have exposed the selective shadow boxing between the Congress and the BJP,” said the party this evening in a statement.

“More than two months after the Aam Aadmi Party had revealed the largescale favours given by the Modi government of Gujarat to the Adani group,  Gandhi is now speaking about it, but is totally silent on his own UPA government’s undue favours to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) of Mr Mukesh Ambani,” says the statement.

Taking on the BJP, the AAP said, “It is equally surprising that the BJP is now talking about the illegal land deals of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, more than 18 months after the AAP had exposed Vadra’s shady deals in Haryana and Rajasthan, but the BJP is completely silent on whether its own state government of Rajasthan will probe the allegations against Vadra.”

The AAP has said that both the parties are  in agreement on allowing Ambani to make profit through rise in the price of natural gas.

“The ongoing election campaign has made it clear that the Congress and the BJP both favour a steep in the prices of natural gas with the sole intention of allowing Mukesh Ambani’s RIL to make huge profits at the cost of common man’s miseries,” said the statement.

“The Congress, which fears its worst election defeat, has already informed the Supreme Court through its central government that the RIL should be allowed to double the gas prices, in a clear indication that it has received huge undisclosed election funds from this group,” the AAP has alleged.

 The AAP has alleged that the Congress government refrained from setting up a probe into Snoopgate and the BJP government is avoiding Vadra’s land deals in Rajasthan.

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