Why Sonia, Modi avoided campaigning in each other’s constituencies? asks Kejriwal
Raking up the Vadra controversy and the snoopgate scandal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked whether the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had a tacit pre-poll understanding.He also asked why Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi avoided campaigning in each other’s constituencies. While Sonia is in the fray from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Modi is contesting two seats — Vadodara in Gujarat and Varanasi in UP.
“We registered five FIRs against Sheila Dikshit in 49 days. Why can’t the BJP in Rajasthan register an FIR against (Sonia’s son-in-law Robert) Vadra?” Kejriwal said.
Vadra’s land deals have triggered a big debate this election season, with the BJP launching a scathing attack on him.
But, Kejriwal indicated that despite the fights, no action would be taken in this regard.
The former Delhi chief minister added the Centre could have arrested BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the snoopgate controversy.
He alleged the Congress-led Union government would not act against Modi, while the BJP government in Rajasthan would spare Vadra.
Stressing the importance of the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, the AAP leader said he had spent a lot of time there to mobilise voters. In Amethi, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas will take on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s Smriti Irani.
Kejriwal, who will challenge Modi in the Hindu holy city, also said BJP’s “hooligans” were now attacking common people.
Referring to an alleged attack on AAP supporters in Varanasi, he said the AAP’s posters and pamphlets were being torn.