Priyanka is wasting her time: CM Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday claimed that the BJP government is planning to demolish all the unauthorised colonies in the national capital where about 70 per cent of the city's population resides. He also said that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is "wasting her time" campaigning in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
He alleged that the BJP is planning to demolish these colonies and give the land to builders who would then construct luxurious apartments on it. "About 70 per cent of the city's population resides in unauthorised colonies, where will they go? We have been pressured by the Centre not to invest money in unauthorised colonies and we have also been told by government officials that the BJP is planning to demolish all unauthorised colonies once it comes to power," he said.
He also said that Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari himself admitted it that the BJP plans to demolish all unauthorised colonies. No immediate response was available from the BJP. The AAP chief also posed three questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including why Pakistan's Premier Imran Khan is "endorsing" him, and said he should answer them during his rally at Ramlila Maidan here. "Why didn't the BJP pass an ordinance and stop the sealing? In 2014, Modi promised full statehood for Delhi. Why didn't the BJP grant full statehood? Why Imran Khan is endorsing Narendra Modi?" he asked. He again accused the BJP of orchestrating an attack on him during a roadshow and asked which country's prime minister gets a chief minister attacked.
Meanwhile, The Delhi Chief Minister also accused Priyanka Gandhi and her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi of avoiding places where the Congress is in a direct fight with the BJP. Arvind Kejriwal has been attacking the Congress and its leaders incessantly after talks for an alliance in Delhi crashed between his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress. "She (Priyanka Gandhi) is wasting her time, why doesn't she campaign in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh? She's doing rallies in UP against the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party, she's doing rallies in Delhi against AAP. Both brother and sister aren't going to those places where there's a direct fight with the BJP," CM Kejriwal said on Wednesday.