New Delhi: Accusing AAP of “intentionally” creating a Constitutional crisis in Delhi over appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary for the state, BJP today took a potshot, saying Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and controversy are “made for each other”.
Addressing BJP workers at a media workshop, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Kejriwal has become “controversywal” from “nautankiwal”.
Referring to the recent controversies involving AAP, including its internal strife and row over its ministers in Delhi government, Naqvi took potshot at the Kejriwal-led party saying it wants to remain in controversy.
“Controversy after controversy... and finally now, Jung se jung (fight with Jung). The problem is they (AAP leaders) want to remain in controversy. He (Kejriwal) has become ‘controversywal from ‘nautankiwal'.
“Earlier, it (AAP) was a nautankiwal party. They would stage dharna, protest... and now he has become controversywal. Controversy each day... controversy and Kejriwal are made for each other,” Naqvi quipped.
Referring to the ongoing row triggered by the appointment of the Delhi's top bureaucrat Naqvi said that a “Constitutional crisis” has been created.
“It is a big challenge in Delhi; a Constitutional crisis has been created. They (AAP) are not limited to controversy, they are creating Constitutional crisis (now). And there is an intention behind the Constitutional crisis that AAP is creating. Hence, we will have to be alert towards it for people,” he advised party men.
Gamlin's appointment had last week triggered a full-blown war between the ruling AAP and LG Najeeb Jung, with Kejriwal alleging that the Lieutenant Governor was trying to take over the administration.
The AAP had also accused BJP of attempting coup though Lieutenant Governor against the democratically elected government of Delhi with highest ever mandate in the history of the state.
Meanwhile, Naqvi claimed that the BJP-led Government has managed to create faith about development among people after inheriting dispensation of “scams” and “corruption” a year ago (from UPA-II).
Claiming that the BJP government has removed power brokers and corruption from corridors of Delhi in 12 months, the minister said the Centre is taking India towards economic development.
The Government has managed to curb price rise and attained higher GDP surpassing China and Japan, he said. Naqvi claimed that the industries which had left the country due to “scams” during the previous Government's tenure, have started returning as well as other economies are showing interest in coming to India.
Stating that the Centre has introduced several reforms within one year including the one relating to land acquisition, Naqvi lauded schemes like ‘Make in India', ‘Jan Dhan Yojana', ‘Atal Pension Yojana', etc during the workshop.
“We have laid foundation of strong, superior India,” he said adding when the Government will complete another year of its formation, “the building of development would have taken shape”.
Naqvi asked BJP workers to reach out to people telling them about achievements of the Central Government during the span.
Taking a dig at Congress, Naqvi said people who controlled the Government with remote and were involved in “loot” of public money, are unable to digest steps taken by Modi dispensation during the year.
He advised partymen to follow press conferences organised by BJP's senior leaders at 15 different places including Delhi. This, he told them, will benefit them in conveying achievements of the Government to people.
The BJP has worked out a proagamme in which senior party leaders including ministers Arun Jaitely, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj and others will hold press conferences between May 22 and June 10. They will tell about the Government's performance a year after it took charge.
Naqvi added that the press conferences will provide “transparent account of development of the country, rise in faith among other countries for India and what the government is doing”.
He also claimed that the BJP will remain in power for next 20 years. “This Government will stay around for 20 years at least. Corruption, scam won't be seen,” he claimed.