Learnt my lesson, will not quit again, says Kejriwal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 02, 2015 00:32 IST

Apologising once again for quitting from the post of the chief minister, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal promised that come what may, he will not quit again.

On a day that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi attacked him for ‘running away’, Kejriwal said that he had learnt his lesson.

The AAP leader addressed three rallies on Sunday.

“I have learnt my lesson. I will not quit again. In the 49 days that we were in power, we delivered on every promise that we made. Jo kaha vo kiya. We are a party that talks about deliverables, while they make personal attacks. They don’t even know how to make a manifesto,” he said at his rally in Shastri Nagar.

Lashing out at the BJP for launching personal attacks, Kejriwal said, “The prime minister only attacks me. He called me a Naxalite. Tell me, am I a Naxalite? They say I should go to the jungle. Tell me, should I go? This is wrong. Where we want to engage on issues, they only make personal attacks,” Kejriwal added.

He also attacked the central government on price rise.

“Since the BJP has come into power, everything has become more expensive. In his speech on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that only those people who have BPL cards will get subsidised cooking gas. Tell me, how many people have BPL cards? Only a handful,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal attacked the Centre for failing to make the women in the city and the country secure.

“BJP’S track record on women’s safety is abysmal. Crime against women has gone up by 30% since they came to power. They have ministers and leaders who say that women should have 4-5 children. The Haryana chief minister says girls should not wear jeans. This is how they treat women,” AAP convener Kejriwal said.

Giving examples supporting his statement, the former Delhi chief minister referred to BJP leaders, and said: “One (BJP) leader says women should give birth to four children, another says not four but five.”

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