BJP targets 'doublespeak', shoots 5 questions at Kejri

Party to bring out 'vision document' instead of manifesto

The BJP on Thursday intensified its attack on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal by asking him why he took support from the “corrupt” Congress to form government in Delhi and enjoyed an official vehicle and security cover despite vowing not to do so.

The saffron party, which has decided to come out soon with a ‘vision document’ instead of a conventional manifesto for the February 7 Assembly poll, also announced that it will seek answers to five questions every day, starting from Thursday, from Kejriwal to bring before people his ‘doublespeak’.

The AAP responded to the BJP’s Kejriwal-centric battle strategy and described it as a sign of panic.


Signalling an all-out offensive against the AAP, BJP’s central ministers descended upon the city unit office and released a list of five questions and demanded answers from Kejriwal. 

 
Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy led the anti-AAP charge and said: “Why did he retract from his vow not to join hands with the Congress to come to power in Delhi?”

He also questioned the delay on the part of the Kejriwal government in registering first information report against Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit whom the AAP accused of corruption.


Rudy also asked Kejriwal why after becoming the chief minister he took police security after denying it initially, and why he and his ministers ordered for and used SUVs while earlier circulating affidavits that they will not enjoy the perks of power.


“How come comforts of life have caught on him so heavily, people of Delhi would like to have an answer,” he said.

Claiming that Kejriwal criticised politicians flying in chartered planes during the Lok Sabha polls, Rudy asked the AAP leader why he himself took a chartered plane on his way from Gujarat.


AAP leader Yogendra Yadav responded to the BJP’s fresh offensive with disdain.
“The BJP can ask us 50 questions... at least they should come up with a new set of questions. It shows that they are nervous and scared,” Yadav said.

Case filed
The barbs between the two parties got shriller on a day when a case was filed by lawyer Arun Kumar, seeking action against Kejriwal for exhorting voters in his election speeches to take bribes if offered by the BJP and Congress, but to vote for his party.


Earlier, the  BJP, trying to return to power in Delhi after 16 years, decided that there would only be a vision document and no manifesto. Rudy said the vision document would soon be shared with the people.


The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by BJP President Amit Shah during which various aspects relating to election campaign were discussed.

The party has pressed into service 120 MPs, including a number of Union ministers, to campaign for the Delhi polls in the next few days.


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the BJP campaign in the city.
DH News Service

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