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Stop complaining and start governing, BJP tells Kejriwal

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal looks on as Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai speaks during a press conference on the last day of Odd-Even Scheme in New Delhi on Friday. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain is also seen. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI1_15_2016_000207B)

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his unwarranted allegations against the Centre and advised him to show interest in serious governance rather than indulging in blame game.

BJP leader Nalin Kohli highlighted the recent allegations against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to justify his point.
“For some strange reason, Kejriwal feels that he needs to allege something against another person all the time. If he wants to make these charges then he should reflect that there are very sad and pathetic allegations against his party from fake degrees to serious allegation of criminal activities. But he doesn’t do that, instead he will raise questions on another,” Kohli told ANI.

Reminding Kejriwal that he has a historic mandate where there were thousands of things that he and his government can deliver for Delhi and its citizens, Kohli added the Chief Minister should introspect instead of making wild allegations all the time.


The BJP leader further said it is strange that a man, who does not want an investigation of his own system, is making demands of looking into allegations of others.

“Kejriwal needs to look into the criminal allegations against his own ministers, who are facing charges varying from fake degrees to battery. Would Kejriwal also like an enquiry about how criminal elements have come into his party? Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had demanded an explanation from him but he shut down his own internal mechanism and shunted them all out of his party,” Kohli said.

Hitting out at Kejriwal’s rant of allegations, he asserted that it was not surprising that his speeches were always based on allegations and lacked substance.

“Instead of being able to perform and show that he is working for Delhi, he spends his time in raising allegations against others,” Kohli added.

Demanding a CBI probe into the embezzlement of money paid to the MCD, Kejriwal earlier today blamed the BJP for the ongoing strike by civic body workers in the national capital.

“I have gone through each and every figure, and thus, can say with confidence that the Delhi Government doesn’t have to pay even a penny to the MCD. There is a ‘big scam’ in the MCD, which needs to be investigated,” Kejriwal told a press conference here.

“North MCD was given around Rs. 900 crore this year, which was almost double than the previous years. Where has the money gone?” he asked.

“If the workers were paid their salaries till December, why did they go on strike on January 27 when there is no payment due,” added Kejriwal.

Kejriwal also alleged that the Centre wants to impose President’s rule in the national capital, similar to Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the indefinite by the MCD workers entered its eight day today.