Arvind Kejriwal did nothing when in power: Satish Upadhyay

Reacting to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's claim about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' receiving lukewarm response, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said it was "unwanted tirade".

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 04, 2014, 23:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Reacting to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's claim about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' receiving lukewarm response, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said it was "unwanted tirade".

"When he was in power, he did nothing and people of Delhi are well aware of his flop shows like 'Janata Darbar' outside Delhi Secretariat. But now when BJP-led Centre has launched a public participatory cleanliness drive, he wants overnight results," he said.

Upadhyay also accused Kejriwal of repeatedly showing disrespect for all norms in political system.

"Today's diatribe that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has boomeranged reflects his political frustration as first the anti-corruption drive, then campaign for efficiency and now this cleanliness drive launched by the Prime Minister has taken away all shine from his image of a social crusader built through big budget social media campaigns," he said.

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP today organised a series of meetings involving its MPs and Mandal Presidents in connection with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi BJP in-charge Prabhat Jha and Upadhyay addressed the meetings.

The party has issued a report register to all its 278 Mandal Presidents to record and report ward-wise sanitation work being undertaken on daily basis. The party has issued guidelines to all its MPs, MLAs, Councillors, District and Mandal Presidents to ensure their daily participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Delhi.

All leaders have to ensure their public participation in the cleanliness drive till Diwali. All councillors have been instructed to make sure that their ward 'safai' workers perform their duty with full honesty and random checks are done, an official statement said.