Bhopal, Mar 14 Though electoral war drums are yet to attain a crescendo in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew heavy flak on Tuesday from his political archrival AAP Convener-cum-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who mounted a vitriolic verbal assault on the former by accusing the Centre of turning a Nelson’s eye to corruption within the BJP whereas unreasonable measures are initiated against opponents.
Addressing a workers’ convention in this City of Lakes, the visiting leader used the arrest of his erstwhile Cabinet colleagues Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain to slingshot his attack in the presence of his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann.
“Commendable work executed by Sisodia and Jain in the higher education, health, power and other spheres is attracting universal praise but did not go down well with ‘Bade Sahab’. That is precisely why central leaders are playing the politics of mudslinging. It is BJP policy to lure opponents, failing which they are threatened through the medium of central agencies. Several major scams were perpetrated in this BJP-ruled state. Everyone possesses knowledge of the matter but not a single leader was incarcerated here. Both the Congress and the BJP have cared only for vested interests during their respective tenures. Congress legislators seem to be up for sale,” Mr Kejriwal alleged.