Cong, AAP call Modi rally 'flop show'

Cong, AAP call Modi rally 'flop show'

The Delhi Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party dismissed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally here on Saturday as a flop show.  

Delhi Congress chief spokesman Mukesh Sharma said people of the city gave the event a cold shoulder, which proved that the BJP’s standing ahead of next month’s polls in the city was shaky.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav said: “Such rallies are meant for show of strength or launching of a new face. But on both these counts, the rally was a flop show.”

Asked if the BJP had hijacked the AAP’s anti-corruption agenda, Yadav said it was not so. “It is rather a belated recognition of the AAP’s efforts to bring the issue to the forefront.”

Mukesh Sharma of the Congress alleged: “The buses which were supposed to bring people for the Modi rally came virtually empty.”

Defacing city

He said the BJP had collected over Rs 100 crore through the civic agencies, which it rules in the city, for the event.

“By putting up hoardings and posters all over Delhi, the BJP tried to deface the beauty of the capital,” he said, demanding the registration of an FIR against BJP leaders.

He said the BJP misused the official machinery and the administration for making the rally a success, but unfortunately for the BJP the people kept away.

Sharma said after the BJP came to power at the Centre, the electricity tariff went up sharply and put a huge burden on the consumers.

The BJP promised before the elections that it would make electricity 30 per cent cheaper if voted to power but people were now being forced to pay double the amount every month, he claimed.

Criticising the AAP, the Congress leader said it had promised before the last Assembly polls that it would cut by 50 per cent the power bills of consumers. However, during its 49-day rule, it extended the subsidy implemented by the Congress government only by three months, that too with limits. He said the AAP was once again making false promises, but the people of Delhi have now fully understood its misleading politics.

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