AAP should rename itself as 'Ameer Aadmi Party' as its leaders are very rich: Sushma Swaraj

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Taking a swipe at Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has said that the party should rename itself as 'Ameer Admi Party' (rich man's party) after its members disclosed their assets.

"When AAP members disclosed their assets, people were surprised. I think they should be renamed as Ameer Admi Party. It is not an Aam Aadmi Party and people will not vote for them," Swaraj said late on Monday.

The Leader of Opposition also categorically dismissed reports that Kejriwal's party will benefit from the "anti-Congress wave" and that Delhi will witness a three-way fight.

Describing the snooping allegation against party's PM candidate Narendra Modi, Swaraj said it is totally false and a "dirty trick" by a "frustrated" Congress, which will not affect her party.

"When Congress gets frustrated, it comes down to such things. This allegation is totally false. Congress will keep hatching such conspiracies in the coming days. BJP or its workers will not disturbed," the BJP leader said.

"They (Congress) make these things. First they search for these types of things and when they do not get it, they make it up. These allegations are also the same," she added.

Claiming that there was an anti-Congress wave in Delhi, she said the response to Rahul Gandhi's rally yesterday had proved this.

"What happened during Rahul Gandhi's rally yesterday in Delhi proves that people do not want Congress party. If people did not stop after repeated request by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, it proves that there is an anti-Congress wave going on Delhi," Swaraj said.

Talking about Congress minister Manish Tewari's comments on Modi, Swaraj said that 'Sahebzada' has worked from the grass-root level and has not landed from a helicopter and added that there was a huge difference between 'Shehzada' and 'Sahebzada'.

The BJP leader said that she was confident of party retaining two states of MP and Chhattisgarh.

"As far as BJP goes for the other four states where elections are being held, I can say with confidence that the two states in which BJP is ruling, we retain it and snatch Delhi and Rajasthan from Congress," she said.

The Opposition leader said both the Centre and the Sheila Dikshit government were responsible for the "harassment" faced by the people of Delhi.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 10:05

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