BJP digs up Kejriwal’s old tweets to attack him over tie-up

BJP today dug up old tweets of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to attack him for supporting his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar’s bid to retain power in the state, and said their alliance was solely aimed at derailing its agenda of development.

On a day Kejriwal travelled to Bihar to join Kumar at an event, BJP played up Kumar’s alliance with Lalu Prasad-led RJD and Congress, two parties Kejriwal had assailed in the past, to hit out at the AAP leader.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra quoted Kejriwal’s tweet of October, 2013, in which the latter had termed as a “sweet deal” Prasad’s imprisonment for a few years and Rs 25 lakh fine in a fodder scam case.

In a press conference, he also highlighted a tweet of Kejriwal’s confidant and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in which he had talked about hearing the stories of Kumar’s and Prasad’s “goondaism” during his Bihar visit.

Taking a dig at Kejriwal’s attempts to distance himself from Prasad while supporting Kumar, Patra asked him to come clean on his relation with the RJD leader.

He said the AAP leader ended up teaching a lesson to Kumar in good governance by claiming that the Centre’s and the Delhi government’s models of governance were only two models in the country today.

JD(U), RJD, Congress and AAP have all come together to derail BJP’s developmental agenda in the state, Patra said.