New Delhi: The Reliance gas pricing issue is likely to find a place in Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) manifesto as the new party has already indicated that it will be among themajor issues to target BJP and Congress in the Lok Sabha election.
Also, with BJP and AAP both trying to occupy the political space created by a weakened Congress, the party will launch more fervent attacks on Narendra Modi in coming days.
“Arvind (Kejriwal) has been targeting both the BJP and the Congress. The party will make this a major poll issue with which it can target both the parties over the corruption issue. The party will also add this in its poll manifesto,” said a party leader.
“Just see how Arvind (Kejriwal) and the party raise the issue after April 1 when the new rates for the gas will be implemented. This is an issue with a pan-national appeal.
“We will make it more difficult for both the BJP and Congress over the issue,” another party leader added.
Before the AAP-led government resigned this month, it had ordered the Anti-Corruption Branch to register an FIR against Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily over irregularities in pricing of gas from Krishna-Godavari basin.
Kejriwal had even alleged that the BJP and Congress had colluded to bring down his government after he registered an FIR against Ambani. The former Delhi Chief Minister has also written letters to Modi and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi asking them to come clean over the issue.
“The party has been more careful about the words used in the letters to both Modi and Gandhi. It reads like Kejriwal is asking questions over the gas issue, but also covers a host of other pricking issues like party funds,” a party source said.