I am not a terrorist: Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal, who was denied appointment to meet Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday said he was not a terrorist that he was stopped five kilometres away from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidates residence.
"I went o meet Modi. We were stopped five kilometres away from his residence. I am not a terrorist that i will go to his home. Being an ex-CM, I deserve a courtesy call from Modi," he told reporters.
His convoy was stopped by the Gandhinagar Police on its way to Modi's home.
Kejriwal earlier in the day announced that he would drop in to meet Modi with a list of 16 questions that challenge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s claims of the hyper-development of Gujarat on his watch.
The AAP supremo visited Gujarat on a four-day visit to check development claims made by state CM Narendra Modi.
Later, the AAP has raised several questions to Modi in connection to Gujarat's development.
"#AKasksModi - Why in Gujarat, Solar power is bought at Rs 13 without tender?MP and Karnataka buy the same at Rs 7.5 and 5.5 with proper tenders ," AAP tweeted.
The party asked: "#AKasksModi - How do U claim 11pc agriculture growth rate, when stats released by Guj Govt for 2012/13 indicate that it has fallen to 1.18pc ?"
Raising a question on agriculture, the party said: "#AKasksModi - According to Guj govt. stats, agricultural output has fallen from 27,815 cr in 2006/07 to 25,908 cr in 2012/13."
The party asked, "#AKasksModi Farmers compensated for land acquired at rates much lower than market.Same land given at subsidized price of Rs 1 to Ambanis?"
The party questioned several other questions to Modi.
(Posted on 08-03-2014)