Tiwari woos Poorvanchali voters in city
AAP readies white papers on Rafale, CBI
New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is planning to bring out white papers on the Rafale deal and the alleged misuse of CBI by the government. AAP has alleged that the Modi government destroyed institutions and democracy in the last five years.
“The BJP government has been exposed... PM Modi used all his might to remove CBI director Alok Verma who was to probe the extremely inflated cost of the Rafale deal... If the PM had done no wrong, what was the problem in letting the probe go on? What was the fear?” AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said.
Commenting on PM’s remarks during BJP’s two-day national council meet, he said: “True to the character of BJP, PM Modi chose to spread lies ahead of the 2019 polls.”
Bharadwaj added: “It’s a joke that the PM is talking about having been targeted by the previous government at the Centre when he was the CM of Gujarat... He’s trying to gain sympathy by stating that he was questioned for nine hours. The Modi government has left no stone unturned in targeting its political opponents through blatant misuse of central agencies.”
The white papers will include a chapter on the Election Commission recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs in the office-of-profit case. “EC lost its impartiality during the last five years...its politically loaded and ill-advised opinion recommending the disqualification of 20 MLAs was struck down by HC. There will be a separate white paper on this,” he said. New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha election drawing near, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari is leaving no stone unturned in reaching out to Poorvanchali voters who play a crucial role in deciding the fate of political parties in the national capital.
To woo this electorate, Tiwari organised a feast of dahi-chura, one of the main components of Makar Sankranti festivities, and litti-chokha, a popular dish among Poorvanchalis, at his residence on Sunday. Union minister Harsh Vardhan also attended the Makar Sankranti function and explained the health benefits of the dishes.
The population of Poorvanchali voters is significant in east, northeast, south and west Lok Sabha seats. Though most of the Poorvanchali-dominated assembly constituencies are currently with AAP, all seven Lok Sabha seats are in BJP’s fold. Northwest Delhi MP Udit Raj also held a litti-chokha party on Sunday to reach out to those Poorvanchalis who voted him to power in 2014.
Extending greetings to Delhiites on Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal, Tiwari said: “In the BJP national council meeting, we learnt that the General Election will be a fight between ideologies. For their personal gain, some leaders are trying to form a weak government. But we will form a strong government that will always work for the betterment of people.”
With Tiwari being a popular face, Delhi BJP believes he managed to win their votes in the 2017 municipal polls. On Makar Sankranti, Tiwari is planning a major outreach programme.
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