AAP rubbishes reports of Kejriwal's remark on voting for Modi as PM
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said media should exercise restrain after reports surfaced that party chief Arvind Kejriwal said he will vote for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at gunpoint.
Reportedly, during an interaction with financial market representatives in Mumbai, Kejriwal said he would choose Modi as PM at gunpoint, after a member forced him to choose between Modi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.
Rubbishing the reports, AAP leader Rahul Mishra said that the news was created by media.
"I think this is a concoction by media, very big media houses with great power comes huge amount of responsibility and I hope that they exercise some restrain. Arvind, in the morning has send out couple of tweets where he has said he has never used those words or the analogy and this is not what he has said at all and therefore he has completely condemned that. And I hope certain media houses were trying to make sure that there is certain kind of artificial wave in favour of a certain candidate," said Mishra.
However, AAP, which has been infamous for creating controversies, also drew flak from the leaders of other political parties following the chaos it created in Mumbai.
"This is not a political party, it's just a Kumbhmela of Naxalites, pro Pakistan people, people who want to break up India and generally people who have been receiving money from abroad, which they have not properly accounted and the home ministry have issued them notice, they have not replied to that. Kejriwal is a fraud, it is all false and he has let down the people. People of Delhi have found him out and very soon the rest of the India will also find him out," said BJP leader, Subramanian Swamy.
Kejriwal's election campaign in Mumbai on Wednesday created ruckus and caused inconvenience to daily commuters as he travelled by public transport along with party volunteers, security personnel and mediapersons.
Leader of Nationalist Congress Party, Tariq Anwar said that AAP is a political party which came into existence through gimmicks.
"They do gimmicks and they entered politics through gimmicks and wish to establish their party. This is not possible; ground reality has to be understood. If they want to contest against political parties who have been working for 20, 40, 50 years, they have to do some work and they will have to win the trust of people," said Anwar.
(Posted on 14-03-2014)