The BJP finally woke up to the reality that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is trending again in Delhi with surveys showing a possible lead by the party in elections and sent the party 5 questions, which amount to accepting the AAP lead in Delhi as a possible alternative. But AAP in its typical style brushed aside the queries as “old and boring”.
Questions about the Congress support and facilites were among the five the Bharatitya Janata Party plans to put before Kejriwal everyday in the run-up to the Delhi assembly elections Feb 7. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said his party will ask Kejriwal 5 questions every day till Feb 5, starting with the Aam Aadmi Party’s decision to join hands with the Congress to form the government in Delhi.
“Where were his moralities when he joined hands with the Congress to come to power in Delhi?” Rudy said, putting out first of the five questions. And why there was no case registered against former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit whom the AAP accused of corruption, Rudy asked.
Kejriwal was also asked to explain why he took police security after denying it initially, and why his government asked for SUVs. “How come comforts of life have caught on him so heavily, people of Delhi would like to have an answer,” Rudy said.
Mentioning that Kejriwal criticised politicians flying in chartered planes during the Lok Sabha polls, Rudy asked why did the AAP chief himself take a chartered plane on his way from Gujarat.
“We are asking these questions because this identity of a common man he (Kejriwal) created for himself is based on lies,” he said.
Reacting to Rudy’s “old and boring” questions, the AAP said the BJP was panicking. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said he was amazed that the BJP has same “old and boring” set of questions and was “making a mountain out of a mole hill”.
“Just want to tell the BJP that they can ask us 50, not five questions, but at least they should come up with a new set of questions. It shows that they are nervous and scared,” Yadav said.
Same questions have repeatedly been asked and we have already answered them, he said, adding that it clearly shows that “panic has set in the BJP”.
(With inputs from IANS)