Delhi polls: BJP attacks AAP with 'bribery, falsehood' charges
BJP on Thursday rounded off its campaign for the Delhi polls with another salvo at AAP as it accused the party of distributing money and liquor to woo voters and also claimed that it was misleading the people with false promises and rumours.
New Delhi: BJP on Thursday rounded off its campaign for the Delhi polls with another salvo at AAP as it accused the party of distributing money and liquor to woo voters and also claimed that it was misleading the people with false promises and rumours.
The saffron outfit also posed a set of five more questions for AAP, asking why it has not bothered to increase pensions for the elderly, widows and disabled persons and why it was violating the Model Code of Conduct and the law by engaging in "dishonest" acts.
It also questioned AAP over allegations levelled by its own people about misappropriation of disaster relief funds in Uttarakhand and also brought up the charge of distribution of liquor and money by its candidates to lure voters after a huge cache of liquor bottles was recovered by the police from one of its candidates.
Further, BJP asked AAP if it does not want to expand Delhi University which it had done by establishing the East and West campuses.
BJP has now posed a total of 70 questions to AAP, none of which have been answered, and hoped that the rival party would honestly reply to them to allow Delhi voters to make their choice before voting.
"People claiming to form a government are approaching a party which they called 'chor', as disclosed by Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken. This is a continuous saga of relationship with Congress. Delhi voters would necessarily understand the recreation of a 49-day government once again," Union Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said.
She said people have to decide between voting in a stable government for ensuring all-round development to make Delhi a world-class city and handing over power to AAP, which it alleged was trying to mislead people by making false promises.
On Maken's disclosure about AAP having sought its support and Congress rejecting it, she said, "This not only exposes the hollowness of AAP's anti-Congress and anti-corruption plank but also proves that there has always been a secret understanding between AAP and Congress."
She cited examples of AAP protecting former chief minister Sheila Dikshit from corruption charges and its leaders participating in meetings of Sonia Gandhi's National Advisory Council.