The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) attacked Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) NDA government at the Centre on Friday over the ongoing reconversion row and said instead of fulfilling its promises it was indulging in construction of temples of Nathuram Godse.
Addressing a rally at Sarai Kale Khan, which falls under Jungpura Assembly constituency, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal launched the scathing attack at the Centre.
He said the Narendra Modi-led government promised ‘vikas’ (development) and bringing back ‘acche din’ (good days) during the Lok Sabha polls campaign but was doing opposite.
“This government is busy in religious reconversion and making temples of Nathuram Godse. They have forgotten the promises they made in the polls. They want girls wearing jeans to be banned,” Kejriwal said, with a sore throat.
He also challenged the Centre to show work done in six months and claimed it did not even match up to what his 49-day government did.
Attacking BJP for not keeping up its promise to cut down electricity tariff, he said after coming to power at the Centre, electricity tariff has been hiked twice. The former Delhi chief minister reiterated his promise to slash electricity tariffs by 50 per cent.
Later, speaking at a rally in Tughlakabad, Kejriwal promised to find a solution to the high-tension wires that pass through the area and put an end to water theft by tanker mafia.
“I am aware that you people cannot expand your houses vertically because of these high tension wires. If we come to power we will find a solution to it,” Kejriwal said.
He also attacked the tanker mafia, who allegedly take water from Delhi and sell in adjoining areas of Tughlakabad and put an end to it, if his party came to power.
The constituency borders Faridabad and Surajkund areas of Haryana.
Taking a jibe at South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri, Kejriwal said, he (Bidhuri) represented Tughlakabad thrice as an MLA, but infrastructure, especially the roads are in a bad shape.
“This being the border area, the infrastructure here is very bad. A major problem here is the high-tension wires which run over the houses of people here.
“If AAP comes to power, we will take up this matter with Arvind ji to have these wires under-ground, so that the daily life of people is not affected here,” Sahiram Pehlwan, party candidate’s from Tughlakabad, said.