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Hooda, Modi acting like property dealers: Kejri

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener, Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday came down heavily on Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, calling them "birds of the same feather".

punjab Updated: Mar 30, 2014 01:09 IST
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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener, Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday came down heavily on Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, calling them "birds of the same feather".

Addressing gatherings from his open jeep at different places in the district in support of AAP candidate from Kurukshetra Balvinder Kaur, Kejriwal said both Hooda and Modi were exploiting the common man. Acting as "property dealers", they were obliging big corporate houses and making big money for themselves in the name of land acquisition.

He said both state governments had deprived farmers of their due by acquiring their land and refusing to pay adequate compensation to them. Kejriwal said corruption was at its peak in both the states. Government jobs, he added, were on the sale in Haryana as well as Gujarat. "Tell me, can you get a job in Haryana without paying its price," he asked the crowd that had gathered at the Jokholi Adda here. Many in the crowd responded with "no".

Kejriwal said the media was creating a false impression of a "Modi wave" in the country. If there was such a wave, why did he decide to contest from two seats and why was he desperately looking for a "safe seat".

The former Delhi chief minister said he too could have contested from a "safe seat" in Delhi but he did not do so as he was confident that people anywhere in the country were ready to elect clean and efficient candidates.

Kejriwal said he had taken a stand against the government's move to increase the LPG prices three times as it would crush the common man. "It would result in a hike in the prices of fertilisers and even power tariff, which would make our lives miserable," Kejriwal said. He added that in Modi's state 5,872 suicide cases of farmers had been reported and still he was being paraded as an ideal leader.

The AAP leader criticised Congress candidate from Kurukshetra Naveen Jindal while addressing a gathering at the Karnal road, saying that his name had figured in the coal scam.

Referring to the BJP candidate from Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini, Kejriwal said the INLD had openly stated that they had once bought him for Rs 25 lakh. "What more proof was required of corruption prevalent in this state," he asked. He said in Shri Bhagwad Geeta it was written that whenever the earth was burdened with sins of human beings, God himself took steps to rid the planet of this evil.

He said his party's victory in the Delhi elections shows that the God had started doing his job. He called upon people to vote for AAP to take God's move to its logical conclusion. A sizable crowd gathered wherever Kejriwal's cavalcade halted in the district.