New Delhi: Congress on Saturday attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal alleging that the former Delhi chief minister in his sworn affidavit had claimed that he won't take any government bungalow or "Laal Batti" but did the opposite after coming to power.
Congress general secretary and face of the party for Delhi Assembly Elections, Ajay Maken, while accusing Kejriwal of going back on his own promise of leading a life of an ordinary citizen if elected, said that he soon forgot it - whether it was about not using the official car with blue beacon light, or taking security cover or big government accommodation.
Maken demanded Kejriwal to come clean on his promises. Addressing the mediapersons, the Congress leader said that while submitting an affidavit Kejriwal had promised not to opt for a government bungalow, but after he became the chief minister of Delhi after December 2013 polls the AAP chief availed the official car with a beacon and even sought a house with eight rooms.
To back Congress' charge Maken also showed documents to the media.
Mr. Kejriwal in this sworn affidavit claimed that he won't take any Govt bungalow or "Laal Batti" but did opposite pic.twitter.com/Th97yvLOFo
— INC India (@INCIndia) January 17, 2015
Kejriwal had said that he believed in Swaraj and would seek the consent of the people before doing anything, Maken said, asking did he go to the people before resigning as chief minister to fulfill his Lok Sabha ambitions.
Wondering how could people trust a person who does not even blink before going back on his promises, Maken asked how can a person fight corruption whose politics is founded on lies and false promises.
Maken said that the Congress will release a booklet named '49 Din Kee Ultee Chaal, Dilli Hui Behal' to expose AAP.
Voting for Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 would be held in a single phase on February 7 with the counting of votes scheduled for February 10. Delhi has 70 Assembly seats.
In 2013 Assembly elections BJP had won 31 seats, AAP 28 and Congress 8.
Delhi has been under President’s Rule since February after the AAP government quit after ruling for 49 days last year.
The total electorate of Delhi is 1.3 crore and the total number of polling stations are 11763.