Delhi 2020

BJP to Kejriwal: why did you take Congress support to form government?

BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi during a function at the Delhi BJP office in New Delhi on Thursday.

BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi during a function at the Delhi BJP office in New Delhi on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The party will pose five questions a day to Kejriwal till February 5, the last day of electioneering.

The BJP on Thursday decided to put its campaign for Delhi Assembly polls in top gear by fielding several of its frontline leaders and targeting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal with five questions, an exercise which will last till February 5, 2015, the last day of electioneering.

Among the five questions posed by BJP to Mr. Kejriwal are: why he took Congress support to form government last year after having promised not to do so and had also sworn by his children and why he did not fulfil his promise of instituting a case against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and not make public documents pertaining to alleged corruption by her.

He has also been asked why he took Z-plus security as Chief Minister and why he ordered for SUVs for his entire Ministry after forming his government while touting himself as a common man who moved in a Maruti car, besides why he was using private jets and travelled in business class while travelling within the country and abroad garnering party funds.

Party chief Amit Shah held a meeting to review its preparedness with a number of Union Ministers.

The BJP has roped in 20 Union Ministers and 120 MPs from across the country who will address around 250 meetings to woo different sections of society in Delhi.

Sources said it has also entrusted the responsibility of around five constituencies to each of the 14 Union Ministers and senior party leaders, besides making middle-rung leaders in-charge of each constituency to ensure that the workers come out in large numbers in taking the party campaign forward.

“Around 1.24 lakh panna prabharis (page in-charge) have been appointed who will be in-charge of each page of the voter list in Delhi and party workers from 13 States have come in to mobilise the party’s cadres in its attempt to reach out to voters,” a senior BJP leader told PTI.

It has also been decided to come out with a vision document for the national capital instead of the usual manifesto.

Asked if the BJP is “worried” of the AAP and that is why the entire party force has been mobilized, Union Minister and senior party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said “it is part of the usual poll process. Fortunately, the BJP has Union Ministers, MPs and MLAs who are primarily party members. If they don’t have all this, we cannot be held answerable.”

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