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Kapil Sibal flays Kejriwal for flying by chartered plane


Ahmedabad: Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal, who always claimed to be against VIP culture, has now created flutter by travelling in a chartered aircraft of corporates from pink city Jaipur to New Delhi for an event.

Commenting on the issue, Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal said that Kejriwal only wants to appease the masses for vested interests.

“It is a well thought process, first to travel in a small car, then walk, travel in a Mercedes and then travel in a plane. It is done to appease the public, the way they want so that the public thinks that you are talking about them and for them. To the urban classes you say that you are open to FDI, but when you interact with poor people, and then you say that you are opposed to FDI. So you talk according to your audience, what the masses want to hear,” he said.

Reportedly, Kejriwal traveled in a chartered plane from Jaipur to Delhi to attend a media group’s conclave. Kejriwal said that the media group bore the cost of the plane.

Kejriwal drew flak from a Nationalist Congress party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar as well, who said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief is slowly turning out to be no different from others.

“See, the way he talks about simplicity and the common man, like he has said that he doesn’t want the red beacon, a government vehicle, bungalow, but slowly he has started doing what other politicians do. Now the veil of simplicity is slowly disappearing from his face and people are getting to see his real face,” said Anwar.

Keriwal has always been lashing out at political leaders for using private helicopters and airplanes of corporate, expressing his dislike of VIP culture.

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan said it is easier to denounce others while slamming Kejriwal.

“All kind of talks are prevalent in politics, everything happens in politics. A need must have come up, that is why he would have used the chartered plane. In our country, it is easy to pick up on other’s faults, but ignore one’s own,” he said.