Kanpur, March 2 IANS | 10 months ago

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal Sunday accused all political parties of dividing people on religious lines to seek votes.

Addressing an election rally here, the former Delhi chief minister also questioned Gujarat's model of development and its Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.

"We have heard a lot about the supposed development of Gujarat... We will visit Gujarat from March 5 to 8 to see the development claimed there," he said.

"I want to learn about the development. But if there is no development, then it should be exposed."

Kejriwal blamed politicians of fomenting communal violence in the country.

"All the riots are engineered by politicians but Muslims go and sit on the laps of the Samajwadi Party and hold the hands of the Congress while Hindus go to the BJP.

"This time, don't get trapped by them," he said, looking at the crowds.

Kejriwal particularly targeted Modi, who also spoke Sunday in Lucknow.

"It is said he (Modi) was a tea seller. How come a tea seller has helicopters to travel?

"Have you ever heard of Modiji speak against (Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law) Robert Vadra? Is there a setting with Vadra?" he asked, pointing out that it was he who had exposed Vadra's dubious land dealings in Haryana.

Kejriwal said the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress joined hands to challenge a First Information Report his AAP government in Delhi filed against industrialist Mukesh Ambani.

The AAP leader also listed the achievements of his 49-day-old government in Delhi that was formed Dec 28 but collapsed Feb 14.

(Posted on 02-03-2014)

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