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Kejriwal asks Modi to break silence on gas pricing

Agencies  New Delhi, February 16, 2014
First Published: 12:07 IST(16/2/2014) | Last Updated: 02:51 IST(17/2/2014)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is continuing its attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, with Arvind Kejriwal asking him to "break his silence" over the proposed hike in price of natural gas and his alleged links with conglomerate Adani Group.

Kejriwal, who resigned as Delhi chief minister on Friday, tweeted on Sunday, "Modi should break his silence on gas pricing. Also, what is his and his party's relation with Mukesh Ambani and Adani?"

Read: What Kejriwal's govt achieved in its 49 days

On Kejriwal's orders, the Delhi government's anti-corruption bureau on Wednesday had registered an FIR against Union petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani, former Union minister Murli Deora and retired director general of Hydrocarbons VK Sibal for creating an artificial shortage of natural gas in the country and raising its prices.




Read: Ambani, Moily named in AAP govt FIR over gas overpricing

Kejriwal also tweeted, "Would 2014 election be fought between the Aam Aadmi Party and Mukesh Ambani, with Rahul (Gandhi) and Modi being agents of Mukesh Ambani?"

On Monday, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav had begun a campaign against Modi on Twitter with the hashtag #WillNaMoAnswer.

"What is the exact relationship between Modi and Adani group? How has Adani become super rich in just 10 years?" Yadav had tweeted.


Read: Kejriwal's resignation may boost AAP's Lok Sabha, Delhi elections prospects: HT survey


AAP panel discusses LS polls preparations

The political affairs committee of the AAP held a meeting in New Delhi on Sunday morning to discuss its preparations for the Lok Sabha elections.

The nine members of the committee along with Sanjay Singh, Yogendra Yadav and Ashutosh attended the meeting at the residence of Arvind Kejriwal, who resigned on Friday as the Delhi chief minister after a 49-day stint.

Read: AAP dares Cong, BJP to form govt in Delhi; to launch anti-graft campaign on Feb 23

Senior party leader Yogendra Yadav told mediapersons on Saturday that they would also discuss the names of possible candidates for the upcoming polls.

The AAP on Saturday announced a nationwide anti-corruption "jhadu chalao yatra" across 24 states, beginning from Haryana's Rohtak district Feb 23.

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With inputs from IANS

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