Digvijay Singh criticises Kejriwal, challenges him to win elections
Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday criticised anti-graft crusader Arvind Kejriwal for borrowing the theme of their party for his own and challenged him to win elections to prove his mettle.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Singh said Kejriwal's move reflected his intellectual bankruptcy.
"It reflects the intellectual bankruptcy of Arvind Kejriwal that he has adopted the theme of the Congress Party," he said.
"Kejriwal should first get elected as an MLA (legislator) or MP (lawmaker) or a municipal corporator first," he added.
Meanwhile in New Delhi, a day after launching his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal on Sunday said he will tour the the country for the next one year to "expose" the Congress and BJP while trying to convince people on why they should support his party.
Eyeing the next year's assembly polls and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Kejriwal made a passionate plea to youth to join him full-time to bring about a revolutionary change in the country's political system.
Addressing his supporters near Rajghat in Delhi, the activist-turned-politician also used the platform to attack Congress and BJP saying they "used" people only to get votes and never bothered about them.
"There are people who have looted India a lot. Now the youth have decided to come out and drive them out of Parliament. I ask all youth therefore to come to Jantar Mantar tomorrow and they will be given the status of founder member of the party," Kejriwal said.
Claiming that AAP was different from existing outfits, he said the donations and expenses would be uploaded every now and then on the outfit's website which is being launched tomorrow.
"We have set a series of guidelines for the party members. I want only those of you who can work full-time to come to this party and no one should be found indulging in any activities of taking money for votes during elections," he said.
Arvind Kejriwal said that the Congress and the BJP used people only to get votes and never bothered about them.