Maken terms Kejriwal 'mini Modi' for spending on ads
JALANDHAR: DPCC president Ajay Maken today termed AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a "mini Modi", charging him with spending large sums of money on advertisements at a time when residents of the National Capital were reeling under water and power shortage.
"The way PM Modi is spending crores on advertisements without concern for anyone, Kejriwal is also wasting the money of the people of Delhi," Maken told reporters here.
"Instead of performing his duties, Kejriwal is busy spreading lies through advertisements. He is like a mini Modi," he said.
Maken said Kejriwal was trying to gain publicity by listing the achievements of his government through newspaper advertisements in other states, while Delhi residents were suffering due to shortage of water and power.
Instead of wasting time in other states, the AAP chief should look after Delhi first, Maken said. Maken also hit out at the Modi government's performance, saying they had failed to control the main issues of unemployment, corruption and price rise over the past two years.
"Modi had promised to provide employment to 4 crore people in the past 2 years , but only 1.34 lakh have found jobs, according to the government's website," he claimed.
"Everyone is familiar with the corruption in BJP-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra etc. Apart from that, there are the scandals involving Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya. Also, they still have not been able to bring back black money in these two years," Maken said.
The Congress leader admitted that the party was going through a trust deficit, but expressed confidence of bouncing back from setbacks.
"Congress is going through a trust deficit (vishwas ke sankat), but this is not the first time it has faced such a situation. We had gone through such a situation in 1977 but came back to power several times after that. We will easily regain our old momentum. The results of MCD election in Delhi prove that," he said.