Senior Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel on Wednesday said the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly election contradicted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's assertion that corruption, crime, character and communalism were non-negotiable for him.
Goel claimed that many candidates in the list announced by the AAP on Tuesday had cases against them under charges of corruption, violence, rape, rioting and other criminal offences.
"There are many instances depicting the characters of the candidates of AAP which claim to be doing politics of purity and transparency. AAP has again given ticket to former Law Minister Jitender Tomar from Tri Nagar whose law degree was fake," said Goel.
"A supporter of Shariat Law Sohaib Iqbal has been given ticket from Matia Mahal and who is facing 30 various cases and also involved in communal politics, violence and issuing anti Hindu statements. MLA Amantullah Khan is one step ahead who had openly said to the Muslims that if CAA is implemented then their Namaz, Loud Speaker and Burka will be banned, such persons who instigated riot has been given ticket," Goel alleged.
"Abdul Rehman, another AAP candidate is accused of instigating riot in Seelampur has also been given ticket. Durgesh Pathak was found to have link with Khalistani terrorist. Minister Satyender Jain and MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi who have been involved in many cases of corruption are among the candidates of AAP. Somnath Bharti, Dinesh Mohania, Prakash Jarwal who have been involved in serious crimes against women have found their place in the list of candidates of AAP which has been claiming to provide security to women," said Goel.
Goel said that Minister Kailash Gehlot and Satyender Jain are facing of Dis-propionate Assets cases and other income tax cases and Ram Singh Netaji a famous land mafia who joined AAP two days ago, has also been given ticket.
Meanwhile, BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri also alleged that during the last five years, the people of Delhi have been cheated on every issue by AAP led Delhi Government.
"Kejriwal Government had promised to open 500 new Government schools and 20 new colleges for better education, due to which people expected that now they will not have to go far for the admission of their children and they will be able to study in the nearby school, but Delhi Government failed to open even 10 new government schools and colleges," he said.
"AAP Government had also not regularised the 20,000 guest teachers. Only 50 percent of 8,500 vacant posts in schools have been filled till date. Kejriwal Government has betrayed his guru Anna Hazare and then the teachers of Delhi," he added.