'Modi Backed Gas Price Hike to Help Ambani'

At his maiden road show here on Sunday, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took a dig at the BJP and Congress, accusing both parties of working for industrialist Mukesh Ambani.

Published: 31st March 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2014 01:16 AM   |  A+A-

Arvind-Kejriwal

At his maiden road show here on Sunday, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took a dig at the BJP and Congress, accusing both parties of working for industrialist Mukesh Ambani.

“Both (BJP prime ministerial candidate) Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi use aircraft of Ambani to travel...they extend benefits to Ambani,” he said.

Claiming that he was in possession of a letter   that Modi had purportedly written to the Centre, requesting a three-fold hike in gas prices to help Ambani.

“The motive behind the hike in gas prices by three times was to extend the benefit to Ambani as he owns wells of oil,” he said, adding that “with the hike in gas prices the cost of fertilisers will also increase and this will lead to inflation and ultimately Ambani will be benefited.”

Targeting the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate further, the former Delhi Chief Minister said there was no such thing as a “Modi wave” in the country. “I have travelled several places. I didn’t see the Modi wave. This illusion is a creation of the media,” he said. He then claimed that Modi’s decision to contest from two seats showed he was not confident of winning the polls.

Kejriwal then went on to say the AAP was a party that “God had created” to bring honesty in politics.

“The AAP is God’s creation and miracle. We won 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly polls with just one year in politics, as we are an honest party. The AAP is not contesting the Lok Sabha elections only for getting seats in Parliament,” he said.

And he didn’t spare BJP candidate Kirron Kher either. “Kirron says she wants to put the Chandigarh seat in Modi’s kitty. Chandigarh is not her family fief.”

Kejriwal also lashed out at Congress nominee Pawan Kumar Bansal, alleging that he had accepted bribe through his nephew in railgate.

Referring to the misuse of money during polls, Kejriwal said the parties would offer blankets, money and liquor. “Don’t take liquor as it is bad for health. Keep the other things, but vote for the AAP.”  During the five-hour road show he stopped at different places and made brief speeches at 12 spots. His cavalcade passed mostly through thickly populated pockets of the city.

His enthusiastic supporters violated traffic rules, riding bikes without wearing helmets, and created chaos on city roads.

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