NEW DELHI: As the battle for the capital heats up, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday courted controversy by asking voters to accept bribes from the Congress and BJP, but vote for the AAP in the Delhi assembly elections on February 7.
Addressing a rally here, the former Delhi chief minister asked people to fool the BJP and Congress by accepting bribes and voting for the AAP, as both parties had deceived the people for the last so many years and now it was their turn to do the same to them. “It’s election time and when people, both from BJP and Congress come offering money, don’t refuse, accept from both parties but vote for the AAP. We will fool them this time as they have been deceiving us for the last 65 years,” Kejriwal said.
Asking people to go to party offices if they don’t show up to give money, Kejriwal said that some have looted money from 2G, some have looted money from coal scam and now it’s their turn.
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Modi, Kejriwal said though he had high expectations from the PM’s Ramlila Maidan speech, it was a letdown as Modi spent half the time branding the AAP boss a naxalite, criticising him for sitting in dharnas.
The Congress was quick to criticise Kejriwal’s actions and AICC general secretary Ajay Maken said the party would seek legal opinion to approach the Election Commission against Kejriwal for insulting the people of Delhi. “Making such statements is illegal. It is like offering money to the people,” Maken said.