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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Delhi Cong chief calls Kejriwal a liar

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 20, 2014
First Published: 16:39 IST(20/1/2014) | Last Updated: 16:42 IST(20/1/2014)

Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely on Monday called chief minister Arvind Kejriwal a liar and said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was merely trying to protect his ministers through protests.

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“They keep lying day after day. Anything the AAP says is true and what the rest say is wrong? What sense does this make?” Lovely said at a press conference.

He said the Delhi CM was a habitual liar who kept changing his statements for political gains. “Is there any law and order in Delhi? Kejriwal keeps giving conflicting statements in interviews. First, he said he would not fight Lok Sabha polls. Now, he says he might contest 2014 polls. What is he trying to achieve?” Lovely told reporters.

In the 70-member Delhi assembly, the majority mark is 36. The AAP has 28 members and the Congress, which has extended “outside support” to its government, has eight.

Delhi is vital to AAP’s national designs as it can showcase its "achievements" in the Capital during the Lok Sabha elections due April-May. If the government falls, the AAP can gain sympathy, blaming the Congress.

Newly-appointed Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Lovely had assured the AAP that as long as they continue with their "good work for the people of Delhi", his party will continue to support them.

"Kejriwal ji you claim your government won't last more than 48 hours but we assure you we will support you for five years," he had said before a trust vote in the Delhi assembly.


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