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BJP’s five questions for Kejriwal

Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajiv Pratap Rudy at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.— Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajiv Pratap Rudy at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.— Photo: R.V. Moorthy  

Over the next week, the party will put forth 35 questions to the AaP chief

Over the next week, the Bharatiya Janata Party will put forth 35 questions or five per day to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal in a bid to deconstruct the “AAP’s false campaign”.

The BJP began the exercise on Thursday by fielding Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajiv Pratap Rudy to pose five questions to Mr. Kejriwal. The exercise is expected to last till February 5, the last day of electioneering.

Mr. Rudy, who said Delhi’s voters would also like to know the answers to these questions, asked the former Delhi Chief Minister why he took Congress support to form the government last year after having promised not to do so by swearing on his children. The AAP chief was also asked why he did not fulfil his promise of instituting a case against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and not making public documents pertaining to the alleged corruption.

The Union Minister has also been asked why he took Z-plus security as Chief Minister and why he ordered for SUVs for his entire Ministry while “projecting himself as a common man who moves in a Maruti car”.

“He wants to appear like an aam admi . The affidavits he and other AAP candidates distributed stated that they will not seek any protection,” said Mr. Rudy.

“This would have been a non-issue and we would have not asked about these had Mr. Kejriwal had not projected himself such,” he added.

Further, he asked why Mr. Kejriwal used a private jet and travelled business class while travelling within the country and abroad garnering party funds.

“He is playing a farce with the people of Delhi,” he said.

However, Mr. Rudy did not answer questions on the BJP’s stand on appealing for full statehood for Delhi or Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s statements made at an election rally in the Capital on Thursday.

“I will come back to you on that [full-statehood issue]. What is most important today is having a good government in Delhi,” the Minister added.

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