AAP a party of jurassic ideas, third rate stink: Salman
New Delhi – Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has Jurassic ideas, no serious ideology and some of the most third rate people across the country, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid has said in a scathing attack on the party his Congress supports in Delhi.
“AAP has some of the worst kind of third rate people across the country. I’ve been to districts where I’ve seen the worst stinking person is the first to join AAP. I know how much stink there is in AAP. They’re lucky that today every stink is being described as a fragrance. In 15 days they’ve done enough damage to a sensible person’s perception about them, questioning the integrity of our country, saying Kashmir should be given away to Pakistan,” Mr Khurshid
This is the most severe criticism from any Congress leader of the one-year-old party that was credited with decimating the Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi in a king-size debut that has encouraged the AAP to stretch its political ambitions to the national election due in three months.
The first 15 days of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s government in Delhi has, however, seen some hits and misses. This week, Mr Kejriwal scrapped the idea of a public hearing, or Janata Durbar, after his first such meeting on Saturday ended in chaos. (Arvind Kejriwal ends ‘janta darbars’)
“The AAP’s ideas are Jurassic, they smell of anarchy. They just demean everything that’s time tested. They question and defame anything and then they run away when they think they can’t handle the crowds and they start screaming from rooftops,” said the minister.
He also hit out at Mr Kejriwal for saying the race for 2014 was between the BJP and AAP and ruling Congress out as a contender. “AAP is not in the race. Forget about where we are. They’re mistaken if they think they’re in the race. They’re running the government in Delhi because we’re supporting them.”
Criticising Mr Kejriwal for “redefining everything and moving the goal posts”, he said, “The sooner he discovers what he really is and what his limits are, the better.”