The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has questioned the silence of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over the Reliance gas issue and also asked him whether he would give ticket to ministers who have corruption charges against them in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In a letter to Mr. Gandhi dated February 22, 2014, the party’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal launched an attack against the Congress leader saying, “Why are you and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi quiet on this crucial issue? It is widely believed that if UPA comes to power you will become the Prime Minister.
“People say no important decision is taken by the UPA government without asking your family. People want to know this from you whether you support the government’s decision of Mukesh Ambani selling gas at 8 dollars per unit,” Mr. Kejriwal said.
He also asked whether Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, was funding the party for seeking favours in return from the government and also questioned the Congress’ opposition when the AAP-led Delhi government ordered to register an FIR against Mr. Ambani and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily over the issue.
“People also say that the decision to double the gas price was taken just before the elections. Has Mukesh Ambani funded the party with unaccounted money for bagging some favours? If it is not the case then what is it?
The former Delhi Chief Minister also asked Mr. Gandhi whether the party would give a Lok Sabha ticket to ministers against whom there are charges of allegedly indulging in corrupt practises.
“From time to time, your ministers like Veerappa Moily, Salman Khurshid, Kamal Nath, P. Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal, had have been charged with corruption. Will your give them a party ticket this time?” the letter added.
Last week, AAP had written a similar letter to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and asked him to come clean over the issue.