New Delhi : Hitting back at AAP after it launched a fresh attack on Arun Jaitley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had become a “champion of lies” from a self-appointed champion against corruption and was “abusing” everybody to save his “corrupt” colleagues.
BJP dismissed as “false and foolish” five questions posed to the Finance Minister by AAP leader Ashutosh and accused AAP of using “diversionary tactic” to deflect attention from the corruption charges against Kejriwal’s principal secretary, reports PTI.
The allegations levelled by AAP are old charges already countered by Jaitley and DDCA, Delhi’s cricket body.
“Jaitley has been in public life for longer than the age of Kejriwal and his integrity has never been in question. Kejriwal and his party have been levelling such false and foolish charges just to save a corrupt officer,” BJP media cell in-charge Shrikant Sharma said, wondering why AAP was going to such lengths to save an officer.
Kejriwal is “abusing” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jaitley and is attacking media, he said. Sharma alleged that Kejriwal has always defended his colleagues found on the wrong side of law and recalled how he had protected former Delhi Law ministers Jitender Singh Tomar and Somnath Bharti, who have faced charges of forging certificate and domestic violence respectively and were arrested. “Kejriwal was a self appointed champion against corruption. In power, he has become a champion of lies,” he said, adding that in his frustration, Kejriwal was also targeting media. Calling Jaitley a “master of half truth and beautiful lies”, Ashutosh had made certain fresh allegations against him and said his comments that there was no specific charges against him was “misleading”.