NEW DELHI: As nomination process for Delhi polls ended today, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal attacked the BJP, saying the Centre was "fooling" the public by claiming that that they had brought down the fuel prices although the "reality was very different".
Accusing the BJP to have "failed in curbing corruption", Kejriwal said, "this government is taking unnecessary credit that it has brought down the prices of petrol and diesel. But the reality is very different."
"In June last year, crude oil prices were USD 115 a barrel in international market and that has gone down up to USD 47 a barrel. Hence, ideally petrol's price should have been Rs 35 per litre, but it is still being sold at Rs 60 per litre," Kejriwal claimed.
"Had the prices of diesel and petrol been brought down accordingly, then there would not have been skyrocketing of prices of common commodities that have riddled the life of a common man. Prices of fruits, vegetables would have come down," he said during his election rallies in Palam and R K Puram areas.
The former Delhi chief minister said BJP's leadership has the ability to curb inflation and corruption but alleged that their "intentions are not honest".
He said, "When I can bring down corruption and bribery system within 49 days, cannot you people do this in 7 months? You can do this, but you do not have intention to do so."
Stressing out on security issues of women in the city, he said, "If I will become the chief minister, then I would ensure to deploy one policeman in each bus so that miscreants meet their fate and girls and women feel better and safer in bus."
He also said that apart from enabling entire Delhi with Wi-Fi, women would be provided a security button through their mobile phones and "within five minutes of pressing the button, Delhi police would locate and reach to her."
Accused of enticing the voters to take bribe from BJP, Congress leaders and to vote for AAP, Kejriwal tried to justify his statement saying, "I ask what is bribery? It is taking money and then vote. However, I am forbidding voters to do so. I say take money from them but don't vote them. Rather give vote to us."
Kejriwal also announced to open at least 500 schools and 20 colleges of world-class standards.
"These schools and colleges would be equipped with such a state-of-the-art amenities and ambience that ministers and bureaucrats would long to get their child admitted there."