After posters mocking Aam Admi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with a booklet 'AAP Aisa Hai' to attack Kejriwal, who is contesting against BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi.
Kejriwal was greeted by thousands of supporters at the railway station as he arrived in Varanasi to file his nomination papers. (HT photo/Rajesh Kumar)
The workers of BJP distributed the 64-page booklet to people on Friday. It has six chapters in Hindi and four in English.
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Through this book, the saffron brigade has tried to expose Kejriwal and refute all his allegations against the BJP and Narendra Modi, workers of the party said.
In the first chapter, Kejriwal's often-repeated assertions about Gujarat – which he had gathered during two-day visit to the state – have been discussed and contested, citing data on "Gujarat's GDP and Gujarat's agriculture development".
Also, data released by the government of India have been used to counter Kejriwal's statements.
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In a chapter titled Aam Aadmi Party: Parde ke Peecha Ka Sach, Kejriwal has been accused of deceiving his mentor Anna Hazare and people of Delhi by resigning as the Delhi chief minister just after 49-days of running the government.
Questions have also been raised on donations received by Kejriwal for polls.
In other chapters, scathing attacks have been made on AAP and its leaders, while expressing concern over online donations pouring in for AAP from Pakistan.
Though, no senior BJP leader is willing to comment about the booklet, the BJP cadre has ensured that it reaches maximum number households in Varanasi.
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After the AAP convener arrived in Varanasi on April 15 for a month-long campaigning trail, BJP has intensified attacks on Kejriwal.
The party has stationed its national spokesperson Nalin Kohi in Varanasi to counter AAP charges. He has been briefing the local media on daily basis to counter Kejriwal's charges made at his chaupals.
Posters reading 'Delhi ka bhagoda' greeted Kejriwal at the Varanasi railway station during his visit to the city on April 15.
War of words between BJP and AAP is likely to intensify as poll date – May 12 – draws near in Varanasi.
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