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BJP asks Kejriwal to explain his relations with Maoists, private discoms

Nirmala SitharamanNew Delhi, Feb 2,2015 (Agency)

The BJP Monday posed its fifth set of question for AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal asking him to explain his relations with convicted Maoists as well as private power distribution companies.


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nirmala Sitharaman asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader to answer why convicted Maoists are important members of his party committees, and are given tickets.


"Binayak Sen, convicted by court for Naxal (Moaist) activities, is an important member of AAP internal committees. Kejriwal should explain this relationship," she said.


Similarly, she accused AAP of having close connections with private electricity companies.


"First you give them subsidies by diverting money from SC/ST welfare and then to further deceive Delhi voters, you announce an infructuous audit against them knowing full well the statute limitation that such audit is time barred.


"Will you explain this special partnership with discoms?" asked Sitharaman.


Thirdly, the BJP asked Kejriwal to explain why he and his party members were attacking and threatening the media.


"Why are you (Kejriwal) persistently disrespecting all institutions? After disrespecting courts and Election Commission, you have now taken your contempt of democratic institutions to even disrespecting the media," she accused.


Targeting AAP's Okhla candidate Amanatullah Khan, Sitharaman alleged that he was a known associate of 2008 Delhi and Ahmadabad bomb blasts accused Zia-ur-Rahman.


Sitharaman, in her fourth question asked why Kejriwal could not contest elections without allying with Maoists and other forces inimical to India's interests.


In its final question, the BJP asked why Kejriwal was misleading the traders of Delhi by claiming that no VAT raids were conducted against them during his 49-day rule in Delhi whereas over 150 raids took place in his tenure.


The BJP plans to put five questions before Kejriwal everyday till Feb 5 in the run-up to the Delhi assembly elections Feb 7. The results will be declared Feb 10.

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