Manoj Tiwari attacks AAP on statehood and women's security
New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday attacked the AAP on issues of statehood demand for Delhi, women's security and education, saying that the party has failed the people who had given it such a strong mandate to govern. Tiwari said that the day Arvind Kejriwal decided to stop the Republic Day parade, he had lost the battle for statehood by disregarding the constitution time and again. In addition to not considering practicalities involved in declaring a UT as a state, Tiwari said that AAP is only raising this issue before the upcoming polls in order to cover up its failures in the last four years.
In addition, the North-East Delhi MP said that there are serious complications that will arise as result of granting statehood to Delhi. For example he raised the question of where the Union Government would operate from if Delhi becomes a state. He has also questioned whether the party has ever had an all party meeting regarding this issue, taking a dig at supposedly undemocratic practices within AAP.
Tiwari said that the party is completely anti women, referring to the multiples cases of sexual harassment and domestic violence registered against AAP leaders including Amanatullah Khan, Dinesh Mohaniya, and Somnath Bharti to name a few. Tiwari added that the party leadership's inaction in these cases, have shown how ingenuous it really is with regard to the issue of women's security.
The state BJP chief said he is confident that women in the country have seen this failure on AAP's part and will vote in large numbers for re-electing BJP to power in the upcoming elections.
Tiwari said that AAP has also failed monumentally on issues of installing CCTV cameras, providing free Wi-Fi, legitimising unauthorised colonies and services of contract employees.