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‘We travel on chartered plane': BJP's 'aam aadmi' swipe at Arvind Kejriwal

Updated on Sep 13, 2022 05:38 PM IST

The BJP's dig at Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal comes as the latter is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, with eye on the assembly elections scheduled later this year.

Delhi chief minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference, in Ahmedabad, Tuesday, September 13, 2022. (PTI Photo)
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

The BJP on Tuesday took a dig at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who often calls himself an “aam aadmi”, claiming that the AAP national convenor travelled on a chartered plane to reach Gujarat for his two-day visit. BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa posted a photo of the Delhi CM with a flight attendant and wrote that his daily “drama” of projecting himself as an “aam aadmi or eating with auto drivers or dressing up casually is a farce”.

“It’s no more funny to see Arvind Kejriwal acting like a con artist. His daily “Drama” of projecting himself as Aam Aadmi or eating with Auto drivers or dressing up casually is a FARCE! In reality - his multi-millionaire friends are giving him ample monetary & in-kind benefits,” Sirsa's tweet read.

The same picture was tweeted by Harish Khurana, Delhi BJP's media relations in-charge (according to his Twitter profile). “We are aam aadmi, we travel by chartered plane only,” he tweeted as a swipe at the Delhi chief minister.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal made five promises to the people of Gujarat during a press briefing. He said that if AAP forms government in the state, the party will ensure that no one, including lawmakers from other parties and government officers, indulge in corruption.

Kejriwal also promised to spend each penny for the betterment of the people of Gujarat, stop “illegal businesses” of present ministers and government officers, and investigate scams of the current regime.

“We will also open cases of paper leaks of the last 10 years and their masterminds will be arrested and jailed,” the AAP supremo said.

Kejriwal held a town hall with auto-rickshaw drivers, among others, on Monday. At the event, an auto driver - who termed himself as a ‘fan’ of the AAP boss - invited Kejriwal at his house for dinner. The Delhi CM later went to the auto driver's house and shared a few pictures on Twitter of him eating dinner with the auto driver and his family.

"In Ahmedabad, auto driver Vikrambhai Dantani lovingly took me home for dinner, introduced his whole family, treated us with delicious food with great respect. Heartfelt thanks to Vikrambhai and all the auto driver brothers of Gujarat for this immense affection,” Kejriwal's post on the micro-blogging site, roughly translated from Hindi, read.

En route to Dantani's house, Kejriwal got into a heated argument with Gujarat Police as they stopped the CM from going to the auto driver's house.

During his multiple visits to Gujarat in the past, Kejriwal made a slew of promises if the AAP comes to power. These include free electricity up to 300 units per months, allowances for women and unemployed individuals, creation of jobs, and free and quality healthcare and education.

(With PTI inputs)

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