Kejriwal holds rally at Roha, hits out at Maharashtra govt


Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal today said the White Paper on irrigation, brought out by the Maharashtra government, was "an attempt to absolve NCP leader Ajit Pawar of all the corruption charges against him".

Addressing a well-attended rally at Roha in neighbouring Raigad district, his first public meeting after formation of AAP, Kejriwal said his party will bring out a "black paper" on the irrigation scam in Maharashtra, in which the entire government was involved.

"For AAP, the real 'VIP' is Aam Aadmi and he will enter the poll fray," he said, asking people not to touch his feet or garland him, for "these are the ways of Congress and BJP leaders".

Saying his party aimed at changing the course of politics in the country, he said, "Since the party's inception, we have not allowed politicians to rest in peace. Everyone is scared and want to know if they figure in our list of exposes. All are thieves, else why should they get scared?"

Calling BJP president Nitin Gadkari as power-hungry, he said government didn't return farmers in Nagpur district their acquired lands.

When Gadkari demanded land, he got it immediately. "Farmers have not even got the dam water (land was acquired for a dam)," he added.

He also reiterated his allegations regarding the dealings of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Kejriwal also reiterated the allegations against industrialists Anil Ambani and Mukesh Ambani, daring them to sue him for defamation.

PWP leader Jayant Patil and farmers' leader, Lok Sabha MP Raju Shetty shared the dais with Kejriwal. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan was also present.

Roha, an NCP stronghold, is the assembly constituency of Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare.

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