1. Arvind Kejriwal alleges media took ‘supari’ to finish off Aam Aadmi Party

Arvind Kejriwal alleges media took ‘supari’ to finish off Aam Aadmi Party

Coming out with a strong response to the controversies in which the Aam Aadmi Party finds itself involved, Arvind Kejriwal said that 'a very big conspiracy' was going on.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 4, 2015 11:03 AM
Arvind Kejriwal blames media

Arving Kejriwal, Cheif Minister of Delhi and AAP leader is taking on media and suspects plot to finish Aam Aadmi Party. (PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday charged that there is a “conspiracy to finish off AAP” among a “very large” section of the media even as he supported “public trial” of the media.

Coming out with a strong response to the controversies in which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) finds itself involved, he said that “a very big conspiracy” was going on.

“A very large section of the media has accepted ‘supari’ for finishing off AAP,” he said.

The ruling AAP has come under fire from opposition parties over the row in connection with Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar’s degree and in the matter of the alleged suicide by a farmer at a rally led by the party at Jantar Mantar here.

Stating that the matter needed to be taken up if any channel was found airing erroneous content, he declared, “If you see that a particular channel is showing something factually incorrect, then you should raise the issue.

“There can be a public trial. There can be 8-10 spots in Delhi where we can collect a group of people and show the erroneous clip. That way we can start a ‘janta ka trial’.”

Speaking at the launch of a news website jantakareporter.com, Kejriwal defended Tomar, who is facing allegations of possessing a fake LLB degree, saying, “I have no relation with Tomar nor is he my friend. Why will I save him. As soon as allegations were were raised, I wrote to him seeking an explanation.”

The chief minister added that “if you see his reply, even you will say he is innocent”.

“He (Tomar) is innocent and a conspiracy is being run against him,” Kejriwal maintained.

“He (Tomar) has sent his brother to collect his degrees… The court has not said anything but media is saying everything. They want him sacked,” he added.

On the issue of the alleged suicide by Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh at an AAP rally, Kejriwal said, “Nobody had even thought that such a tragedy will occur at Jantar Mantar.

“We were sitting on the stage and where Gajendra was sitting on the tree was not visible,” he said.

“Had we announced anything, a stampede could have occurred because of the large crowd,” the chief minister said, adding that “police would have saved him if they knew it. When his body was brought down he was living. We should have stopped the programme then”.

Expressing regret over the incident, Kejriwal said that neither he nor the other AAP leaders could get sleep in the night after the tragedy at Jantar Mantar.

Kejriwal also touched upon topics such as the performance of the Narendra Modi government and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s engagement with farmers’ issues and the recent row involving his government and Delhi Police.

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    VIvek
    May 5, 2015 at 9:41 am
    This is just maligning by Media and BJP conspiracy to hide the GOOD WORK of AAP. You would hear this drama from BJP and its Media now and then. Some of the achievements of AAP Government so far..... 1. Electricity at half the price delivered within two weeks. 2. 20,000 litres of free water per month to every household delivered. 3. Anti-corruption helpline already started with helpline number 1031. 4. Steps to regularize unauthorized colonies and Resettlement colonies already initiated. 5. To ensure Women safety Bus Marshals has been already recruited and and is being given training. 6. Work started to make Delhi a Wifi city. February 2016 has been set as the dead line.... 7. 19,000 new licenses issued to e-rickshaw drivers already. 8. Controlled the Water tanker mafia Govt water tankers supplying water to areas with out water connection. 9. Laying of pipe lines to areas with out water connection already started 10. New Water Treatment plant has started functioning in Dwaraka. 11. E ration cards issual facility launched. 12. Proper working of street lights has been ensured and hence Delhi streets are better lit now. 13. Construction of 12 km road between Wazirabad and Swarup Nagar. Deadline Dec 31.2015. 14. Construction of road between Wazirabad and Vikaspuri to be completed by Dec 31, 2015.. 15. Construction of Skywalk for connectivity between Mukandpur Metro station and Mukandpur colony. 16. To tackle power shortage a new Thermal power plant to be constructed in Delhi. Coal block allocation awaited 17. Minimum wage for workers in the unorganized sector.has been increased by 5% 18. Health camps for industrial workers organized in various Industrial Areas. 19. To control price rise Govt. through NAFED will procure 10,000 tonnes of potatoes and onions from other states. 20. All private hospitals ordered to ensure bed availability and medical treatment to the poor. 21. Students in Anganwadis to be supplied with Fruits along with free mid-day meal. 22. Verification of more than 50,000 old-age pensioners done to provide pension. 23. Strict action against donations and capitation fees in Delhi schools. Monitoring mechanism in place. 24. Notice issued to 200 private schools for charging exorbitant fees. 25. Demolition of the slums and unregularised colonies has been put on hold until policy review and further notice 26. Directed Discoms to ensure continuous supply of power or face heavy fines. 27. Ordered all government offices to make Quarterly reports on RTI. 28. Traffic police bribery and harment of drivers and commuters stopped. Receipt issued for every fine collected 29. Ordered civic bodies not to har or oust any vendors from places of their business until alternate arrangement. 30. .Relief to Traders by allowing “carry forward” of refund of VAT and extending the date of filing R9 Form 31 Delhi Government Budget being made after consultation with the People of Delhi. 32. Red beacon culture stopped. The CM, Ministers and MLAs are also not using them on cars 33. Corruption in RTO offices reduced substantially. Middle men have disappeared from Offices 34. Online Stamp vendor licenses issual facility launched. . 35. Government initiates strict action against illegal encroachments of land by land mafia. 36. Granted license to 40 additional drug stores to sell tablets for treatment of swine flu 37. Cashless medical cards for treatment of Government sweepers in Hospitals. 38. Frequent checks in Hospitals, Transport Buses, and Bus Stations. 39. Size of the Ambedkar Nagar hospital under construction.will be expanded 40 New Forensic lab is being set up in Mandoli prison which will be operational by October 41. Delhi Dialogue Commission announces appointment of 21 task forces to work on various subjects of governance 42. Regular Janta-durbars are being held by various AAP leaders, including CM Arvind Kejriwal 43. AAP MLAs will contribute from ry to erect statue of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in embly premises 44. High level meeting with all NCR stake holders to address the pollution problem in Delhi. 45. Frequent checks conducted in all pollution centers to ensure proper functioning. 46. Steps to halt corruption in appointments in colleges under Delhi University. Colleges taking aid from government directly or indirectly asked to resconsute governing bodies with compulsory inclusion of government nominees as per rules before making further appointments. DUTA has welcomed the decision. 47. Strict directions to all departments to ensue that all posting are made on meritocracy. Lobbying and recommendations has been completely done away with. 48. Rs 20000 per acre compensation for the relief of Delhi farmers which is the highest ever compensation for farmers announced by any Government in India. 49. MLAs serving as parliamentary secretaries to 6 ministers for isting in governance with no additional expenditure incurred on Government 50. Ensured availability of medicines and proper functioning of medical diagonostic and surgical facilities in Government Hospitals.... 51. Public grievance department strengthened by handpicking senior-level officers from every department and are closely monitoring public grievances and ensuring quick action. No other Government can do this much work in such a short span of time.....it is no wonder that Kejriwal has been voted as the best CM in India by India Today-Cicero mood of the Nation poll.....Hats off to AAP and Kejriwal....AAP is sincerely working for the common people This is why other political parties are afraid of it and using media and paid trolls to defame AAP..... Because he has challenged the coitere GANG OF CORRUPT FORCES, INCLUDING MEDIA, BJP, CONGRESS, et all. So they are working to destabilize and malign him bit by bit. It is backfiring the BJP. People are smarter and do Not belive in the Media. See how AAP got 96 % seats while all the time Modi even as a PM lost his status and kept demeaning AAP in his political speeches only nonsensical speeches. Now Media at work for him.
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      VIvek
      May 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm
      This is just maligning by Media and BJP conspiracy to hide the GOOD WORK of AAP. You would hear this drama from BJP and its Media now and then. Some of the achievements of AAP Government so far..... 1. Electricity at half the price delivered within two weeks. 2. 20,000 litres of free water per month to every household delivered. 3. Anti-corruption helpline already started with helpline number 1031. 4. Steps to regularize unauthorized colonies and Resettlement colonies already initiated. 5. To ensure Women safety Bus Marshals has been already recruited and and is being given training. 6. Work started to make Delhi a Wifi city. February 2016 has been set as the dead line.... 7. 19,000 new licenses issued to e-rickshaw drivers already. 8. Controlled the Water tanker mafia Govt water tankers supplying water to areas with out water connection. 9. Laying of pipe lines to areas with out water connection already started 10. New Water Treatment plant has started functioning in Dwaraka. 11. E ration cards issual facility launched. 12. Proper working of street lights has been ensured and hence Delhi streets are better lit now. 13. Construction of 12 km road between Wazirabad and Swarup Nagar. Deadline Dec 31.2015. 14. Construction of road between Wazirabad and Vikaspuri to be completed by Dec 31, 2015.. 15. Construction of Skywalk for connectivity between Mukandpur Metro station and Mukandpur colony. 16. To tackle power shortage a new Thermal power plant to be constructed in Delhi. Coal block allocation awaited 17. Minimum wage for workers in the unorganized sector.has been increased by 5% 18. Health camps for industrial workers organized in various Industrial Areas. 19. To control price rise Govt. through NAFED will procure 10,000 tonnes of potatoes and onions from other states. 20. All private hospitals ordered to ensure bed availability and medical treatment to the poor. 21. Students in Anganwadis to be supplied with Fruits along with free mid-day meal. 22. Verification of more than 50,000 old-age pensioners done to provide pension. 23. Strict action against donations and capitation fees in Delhi schools. Monitoring mechanism in place. 24. Notice issued to 200 private schools for charging exorbitant fees. 25. Demolition of the slums and unregularised colonies has been put on hold until policy review and further notice 26. Directed Discoms to ensure continuous supply of power or face heavy fines. 27. Ordered all government offices to make Quarterly reports on RTI. 28. Traffic police bribery and harment of drivers and commuters stopped. Receipt issued for every fine collected 29. Ordered civic bodies not to har or oust any vendors from places of their business until alternate arrangement. 30. .Relief to Traders by allowing “carry forward” of refund of VAT and extending the date of filing R9 Form 31 Delhi Government Budget being made after consultation with the People of Delhi. 32. Red beacon culture stopped. The CM, Ministers and MLAs are also not using them on cars 33. Corruption in RTO offices reduced substantially. Middle men have disappeared from Offices 34. Online Stamp vendor licenses issual facility launched. . 35. Government initiates strict action against illegal encroachments of land by land mafia. 36. Granted license to 40 additional drug stores to sell tablets for treatment of swine flu 37. Cashless medical cards for treatment of Government sweepers in Hospitals. 38. Frequent checks in Hospitals, Transport Buses, and Bus Stations. 39. Size of the Ambedkar Nagar hospital under construction.will be expanded 40 New Forensic lab is being set up in Mandoli prison which will be operational by October 41. Delhi Dialogue Commission announces appointment of 21 task forces to work on various subjects of governance 42. Regular Janta-durbars are being held by various AAP leaders, including CM Arvind Kejriwal 43. AAP MLAs will contribute from ry to erect statue of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in embly premises 44. High level meeting with all NCR stake holders to address the pollution problem in Delhi. 45. Frequent checks conducted in all pollution centers to ensure proper functioning. 46. Steps to halt corruption in appointments in colleges under Delhi University. Colleges taking aid from government directly or indirectly asked to resconsute governing bodies with compulsory inclusion of government nominees as per rules before making further appointments. DUTA has welcomed the decision. 47. Strict directions to all departments to ensue that all posting are made on meritocracy. Lobbying and recommendations has been completely done away with. 48. Rs 20000 per acre compensation for the relief of Delhi farmers which is the highest ever compensation for farmers announced by any Government in India. 49. MLAs serving as parliamentary secretaries to 6 ministers for isting in governance with no additional expenditure incurred on Government 50. Ensured availability of medicines and proper functioning of medical diagonostic and surgical facilities in Government Hospitals.... 51. Public grievance department strengthened by handpicking senior-level officers from every department and are closely monitoring public grievances and ensuring quick action. No other Government can do this much work in such a short span of time.....it is no wonder that Kejriwal has been voted as the best CM in India by India Today-Cicero mood of the Nation poll.....Hats off to AAP and Kejriwal....AAP is sincerely working for the common people This is why other political parties are afraid of it and using media and paid trolls to defame AAP..... Because he has challenged the coitere GANG OF CORRUPT FORCES, INCLUDING MEDIA, BJP, CONGRESS, et all. So they are working to destabilize and malign him bit by bit. It is backfiring the BJP. People are smarter and do Not belive in the Media. See how AAP got 96 % seats while all the time Modi even as a PM lost his status and kept demeaning AAP in his political speeches only nonsensical speeches. Now Media at work for him.....
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        VIvek
        May 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm
        This paid Media is just maligning by Media and BJP conspiracy to hide the GOOD WORK of AAP. You would hear this drama from BJP and its Media now and then. So Many of the achievements of AAP Government are listed below. No other Government can do this much work in such a short span of time.....it is no wonder that Kejriwal has been voted as the best CM in India by India Today-Cicero mood of the Nation poll.....Hats off to AAP and Kejriwal....AAP is sincerely working for the common people This is why other political parties are afraid of it and using media and paid trolls to defame AAP..... Because he has challenged the coitere GANG OF CORRUPT FORCES, INCLUDING MEDIA, BJP, CONGRESS, et all. SO THEY ARE WORKING TO DESTABILIZE AND MALIGN AAP BIT BY BIT, EVERY DAY. BUT IT IS BACKFIRING ON BJP AND MEDIA. PEOPLE ARE SMARTER AND DO NOT BELIEVE MEDIA. See how AAP got 96 % seats while all the time Modi even as a PM lost his status and kept demeaning AAP in his political speeches only nonsensical speeches. Now Media at work for him. MAY GOD BLESS ALL.
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          us_a
          May 4, 2015 at 8:40 pm
          How long will Khujliwal keep on playing victim card on behalf of AAP?
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            vk
            May 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm
            What Mr.Kejriwal has said about media may or may not be true I have nothing to offer as comment on it but one thing I am sure that present time media is overplaying it's role which is counter productive for democracy of the country. The hyper-activism of media is impeding the growth of the country because process of decision making is getting affected because of excessive interference of media in every field even national security is jeopardized. The media has been found many time indulging in rumor mongering and spreading orthodox in the society as a result our back ward section or say vulnerable section of society gets misled and crime get a boost. It is also a fact that there is no mechanism except the in house mechanism which could control or disciplined it so far as inhouse mechanism is concerned it stands for nothing everywhere it is failure be it in IMA.be it Judiciary or any other organisation . So there is immense need to have statutory body which could discipline the media.
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