Kejriwal accuses Modi of taking credit for AAP govt’s achievements

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2016 21:48 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal gestures as he addresses a press conference in New Delhi. (PTI)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit out at Narendra Modi accusing him of taking credit for the achievements of his AAP government in yet another Twitter war against the Prime Minister.

Kejriwal’s tweet came after the Union ministry of commerce and industry released an advertisement in prominent newspapers, saying ease of doing business has been made easier at every step by the central government.

In a section titled Delhi, the advertisement said that all sub-registrar offices were digitised and records integrated with the land records department among other initiatives led by the Centre.

“Registration of VAT is being done without the need for field verification by VAT inspector through Delhi VAT Sewa App,” another measure read.

These were among the 10 other initiatives listed under Delhi.

“Modi govt counts Del Govt’s achievements as its own [sic],” Kejriwal tweeted with a photograph of the advertisement.

“Modi ji can take all the credit, if that is what he wants. But please allow Arvind Kejriwal Govt to work [sic],” Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan also said on Twitter.

This is not the first time Kejriwal and the Modi-led government have indulged in a war of words.

The Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party government have been at loggerheads with Kejriwal regularly accusing the Centre of not allowing his government to work. Kejriwal has also accused the Union government of intimidating his officers in the name of CBI probe.

The arrest of party legislator Dinesh Mohaniya on charges of molestation and criminal intimidation also fueled the blame game between the two parties.

Mohaniya accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of hatching a conspiracy to implicate him in a false case and said the central government under Modi failed to deliver on what the saffron party promised during elections while the AAP government set a benchmark in good governance.

The AAP also wrote to the Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung demanding that he and anti-corruption bureau chief MK Meena should be made “co-accused” in four cases related to alleged scams during former chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s tenure.

The AAP legislators put forward their demand after the ACB filed a complaint against their leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Dikshit in the Rs 400 crore water tanker scam of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

The BJP, on the other hand, says its allegations are a diversionary tactic as the Kejriwal-led government has failed todo any work in Delhi.

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