Union minister Vijay Goel takes a dig at Arvind Kejriwal's demand for full statehood, saying he will lit a symbolic bonfire of "unfulfilled promises and failures" of the Kejriwal government.
Taking a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi over its demand for full statehood to the city, on Tuesday, Union minister Vijay Goel said he will lit a symbolic bonfire of "unfulfilled promises and failures" of the Kejriwal government.
Goel slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the issue of full statehood, saying there was no possibility of statehood owing to 'antics and drama of Kejriwal'.
He said, "I will hold Holika Dahan (ritual bonfire before Holi) at Jantar Mantar, and torch a tower made of newspaper advertisements of Kejriwal government. Placards listing unfulfilled promises of Arvind Kejriwal will also be torched."
The Union minister said Kejriwal government gave so many advertisements on inaugural of development works, adding "What was this government doing for last four years that they have to give newspaper advertisements on inauguration of sewer lines and roads in unauthorised colonies."
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said Kejriwal has strongly damaged the cause of full statehood by trying to stop the Republic Day parade in 2014 and by repeatedly attacking constitutional institutions.
Tiwari also hit out at AAP, saying the ruling party talked about women safety when several of its MLAs were charged with crimes against them.
Kejriwal had earlier charged BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of betraying people on the issue of full statehood to Delhi. He said he along with other senior party leaders will burn the BJP manifesto which promised full statehood to Delhi, at AAP office on Wednesday.
According to the AAP leaders the main motive behind full statehood is that it is the only way to end the autocracy of the Centre and monopolise the power. Hence, it has been AAP's central theme for the upcoming election campaigns.
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Last Updated Mar 13, 2019, 3:09 PM IST