Kejriwal attacks Modi on Reliance gas issue

Feb 22 2014, 03:50 IST
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SummaryTraining his guns on BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate again over the Reliance gas issue, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday asked Narendra Modi

Training his guns on BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate again over the Reliance gas issue, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday asked Narendra Modi whether he would bring down the gas price if he came to power.

In a letter written to Modi by former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the party has asked him to make the election expenses of the BJP public, as well as the people who fund the party’s election campaign.

“You are a Prime Ministerial candidate, but why are you still quiet over the issue? A common man wants to know if your party forms government and you become the Prime Minister, would you bring down the gas price from 8 dollars per unit to 4 dollars?” said the letter, which Kejriwal read out to the media at a press conference.

He also questioned the silence of the BJP and the Congress over the issue and wondered whether they were quiet because of their close relations with Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. “Parimal Nathvani, the group president of the Mukesh Ambani companies, was recently elected to Rajya Sabha with your help. This creates suspicion over your relations with Mukesh Amabani. What is your relation with him?” the letter added.

Kejriwal alleged that the UPA government is being run by Mukesh Ambani and if Modi came to power, and whether his government would also be run by the Reliance Industries chairman.

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