Monday, January 19, 2015

Take money from BJP, Cong, but vote for AAP: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday appealed to the people to accept money doled out by both the Congress and the BJP but cast their votes in favour of the AAP in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections.

"BJP aur Congress dono party ke log aayenge... paisa dene... dono party se paisa le lena... par vote jhaadu par dena (BJP and Congress will both come and give you money. Accept the money from both parties but cast your vote on the broom symbol)," Kejriwal said at a political rally in Uttam Nagar constituency of west Delhi.

The Aam Aadmi Party chief appealed to the people to fool the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress by accepting their money but voting for the AAP.

AAP justifies Kejriwal's remarks

After exhorting to take bribes, the Aam Aadmi Party came in for heavy censure from its political opponents who asked him if this did not amount to condoning and promoting corruption.

The AAP, however, has justified Kejriwal’s remarks with the party's leader Ashutosh saying: “Arvindji only meant that buying people's votes with alcohol and money is not right and should be stopped for fair polls.”

The weak defence has not gone down well with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party who have demanded an apology from the AAP convenor..

Voting for the 70-member Delhi assembly will take place Feb 7. Results will be declared Feb 10.

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