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Union Ministers burn ‘monstrous holika’ of corruption charges

Vijay Goel, Prakash Javadekar, Vijay Sampla and others burning the holika on Wednesday.

Vijay Goel, Prakash Javadekar, Vijay Sampla and others burning the holika on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

‘It’s necessary to burn charges by AAP, Cong against each other’

Union Ministers Vijay Goel, Prakash Javadekar and Vijay Sampla burnt what they called the “monstrous holika” of corruption charges levelled by AAP and the Congress against each other, at Mr. Goel’s residence here on Wednesday.

Mr. Kejriwal, Mr. Goel argued, had come to power on the plank of Congress’ corruption but today was “eager” to forge an alliance with that party.

“Mr. Kejriwal has forgotten that he had promised to throw Sheila Dikshit behind the bars for corruption... he had even called her a ‘dalal’ [middleman] for power companies, besides alleging that she was involved in commonwealth games and water tank scam,” he said.

“On the other side, the Congress, whether led by Ajay Maken or Sheila Dikshit, has been accusing Mr. Kejriwal of indulging in corruption naming the CCTV camera scam, the low-floor bus scam and ration card scam,” Mr. Goel said further.

The Union Minister said it was “necessary” to burn the charges of corruption by the two parties against each other on Holi because Mr. Kejriwal had “failed to bring development” to the Capital in the past four years and a vote for him in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls would hence “be a wasted vote”.

HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar said that people had high hopes from Mr. Kejriwal when AAP came to power. “Mr. Kejriwal has forgotten that he has not won even a single election after his victory in the Delhi Assembly polls,” he said.

‘Synonyms of corruption’

Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Vijay Sampla, accused Mr. Kejriwal of not implementing schemes such as Aayushman Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and depriving the people of Delhi from their benefits. “Mr. Kejriwal and Congress have become the synonyms of corruption,” he alleged.

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