Delhi 2020

Kejriwal repeats bribery remark

In his speech, the AAP leader, however, added, “Don’t take liquor, as it is dangerous. It destroys families.” File Photo  

Unfazed by a fresh notice slapped on him by the Election Commission (EC) over his bribery remarks, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday suggested that voters accept money, if offered by the BJP and the Congress.

The AAP chief made the remarks in two successive rallies at Chhatarpur and Deoli Assembly constituencies.

“Now days have come closer when people from Congress and BJP would approach you to give money. Don’t refuse. Take it. They would also give you rice or blankets. Take them. But give your vote to AAP,” he said.

A fresh show cause notice was slapped on Mr. Kejriwal asking him to respond by January 27, “failing which the Election Commission shall take a decision without any further reference to you“.

In his speech, the AAP leader, however, added, “Don’t take liquor, as it is dangerous. It destroys families.”

Mr. Kejriwal also raised the issue of poor living conditions of labourers during his first rally of the day in Bhati Mines area of Chhatarpur.

“All the colonies and jhuggis of this area have been neglected for long and many of the labourers fear that they may lose their land due to the BJP government’s decision taken in 1996. But I assure you all that no one would be displaced from here.”

He promised not to demolish a single slum hutment if voted to power and said the AAP had plans to build pucca houses for people living in JJ colonies.

“There are almost 5 lakh jhuggis in Delhi and the AAP plans to give them pucca houses. I ensure you that when our government comes to power in Delhi, no DDA official would dare to touch your jhuggis,” he said.


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