In Valentine’s Week, while couples around the world are busy in making plans, political parties in India are busy in trading barbs! February 11 is celebrated as ‘Promise Day’ by the young lovers. But the Aam Aadmi Party decided to take the opportunity to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking a dig at PM Modi, the AAP tweeted a clip in which PM Modi is seen promising Rs 15 lakh in every citizen’s account. “Happy Promise Day Narendra Modi ji,” the AAP tweeted. Without saying much, the AAP conveyed the message that the Prime Minister and his government have not kept the promises.
The attack comes after the war of words between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta over the issue of deletion of voters' names from electoral roll in the National Capital. The blame game erupted with Gupta charging the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader with lying that names of 24 lakh voters had been deleted in Delhi in the past four years.
"Do not lie Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The 24 lakh votes have been deleted in last 10 years due to death, duplication, self-deletion through Form 7. Thirty lakh votes have been added during this period. It's a normal process," Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tweeted in Hindi. Kejriwal hit back, saying, "Your Election Commission has given us list of 24 lakh votes deleted in four years. The dirty game of BJP has been exposed early that's why you are so flustered. Will EC resign if I give you the list of those whose names have been deleted fraudulently."
The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi Saturday cautioned people against "misleading calls" claiming deletion of their names from electoral rolls, a day after a BJP delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been making such phone calls.
Terming the poll panel statement as a slap in the face of Kejriwal, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said the Election Commission had informed all the parties, including Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, that by January 18, 2019 a total number of 9,88,925 voters have increased, but Kejriwal was not ready to accept it.
The poll panel statement came a day after a BJP delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been making such phone calls. The statement from the poll panel drew sharp reaction from AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal, who said the Election Commission "must not be allowed to become agent of a political party".
After the poll panel came out with the final voter list in January, the AAP has launched sustained attacks on the BJP alleging its hand behind the "deletion" of names of 30 lakh voters, particularly of Purvanchali, Muslims and Bania communities, since the assembly election in Delhi in 2015.
(With agency inputs)