AAP, BJP row over Delhi CM house continues
Continuing its offensive against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the expenditure incurred on the renovation of his official residence, the BJP Friday accused him of having allegedly splurged Rs 1.42 crore on almost two dozen television sets.
“Arvind Kejriwal is an example of the heights of both luxury and the open loot of public money… A total number of 22 TVs were bought for his palace including 13 measuring 85 inches, 5 of 55 inches and 4 of 43 inches, which together cost Rs 1.42 crore; six people, including his parents, in a house with 22 TVs installed with the public’s hard-earned money,” BJP leader Harish Khurana alleged.
Praveen Shankar Kapoor, spokesperson of the Delhi BJP, alleged that along with citizens, the AAP’s workers were shocked at the details regarding the money spent on the beautification of Kejriwal’s bungalow.
“The common man image built by CM Arvind Kejriwal for himself has been tarnished in the eyes of the AAP workers as well and this is the reason why the party could not gather workers for the protest announced against the BJP today and at the last moment, the demonstration had to be cancelled this morning,” Kapoor alleged.
AAP sources responded to the allegation by claiming that the protest, announced by party national spokesperson Raghav Chadha a day earlier, had been postponed due to the non-availability of a senior leader, who was to head it, due to personal issues.
Party sources said the protest would be held over the coming days.