Ghaziabad: Reacting to BJP's official mouthpiece ''Kamal Sandesh'', which has criticised his campaign against party president Nitin Gadkari, activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the main opposition party is completely rattled and baffled, following the facts published by him. (Agencies)
"BJP is nervous. They are completely rattled and baffled. And they have said that we are being foreign funded. The list of all the donors to this movement is there on a website. I challenge BJP, if they have the guts and courage. Let BJP put the list all the donors for the last 10 years on the website, so, that the country knows that which are those coal beneficiaries or various other industrial beneficiaries who got various contracts from BJP in BJP-ruled states," Kejriwal told media here.
"We have put all our donors on the website and let BJP also do that," he said. Kejriwal further accused BJP of protecting corrupt people. "The entire BJP is trying to protect corrupt people."
The BJP mouthpiece has alleged that Kejriwal has links with forces that are trying to weaken the nation.
It has called for an inquiry into the sources of funding of Kejriwal's campaign. It has also defended Gadkari saying he is promoting the rural economy unlike what’s being reported.
Kejriwal had earlier accused Gadkari of receiving personal favours by getting around 100 acres of agriculture land in Maharashtra after the Congress-NCP government there bent rules.
Kejriwal alleged a quid-pro-quo between BJP and Congress-NCP Government of Maharashtra, saying Gadkari and his party maintained ''silence'' over various issues of corruption like the irrigation scam surrounding the Maharashtra Government.
Arvind Kejriwal's Indian Against Corruption (IAC) has “dubious” foreign funding and his allegations against BJP president Nitin Gadkari were at the behest of his “masters”, party mouthpiece 'Kamal Sandesh' has alleged, a charge rejected by the social activist.
The editorial of the latest edition of Kamal Sandesh has alleged that Kejriwal has taken a “supari (contract)” from foreign sources and demanded that the Manmohan Singh government investigate the matter.
“After ruining the Anna Andolan and in pursuit of its naked ambition, Team Kejriwal is involved in a conspiracy to create suspicion about 'democracy' and by doing so it is definitely playing into the hands of those who have no attachment either to India or Bharat Mata,” the article said.
Kejriwal had recently alleged that Gadkari's Purti Group has bought farmers' land at cheap rates from the government and also got irrigation water from the dam in Gosikhurd area of Vidarbha diverted to his sugar factory.
“The main game of Kejriwal may be related to funding. The thing to be known is whether the funds belong to India or to the forces which want to weaken the country,” the publication said.
The editorial alleged that Kejriwal had distorted Gadkari's words in his bid to earn respect by highlighting the shortcomings of others.
“One who could not remain loyal to Anna, how can he be loyal to the nation? He is engaged in digging holes in democracy with the help of foreign funds. Kejriwal has perhaps forgotten that democracy is deeply entrenched in the soul and body of the nation,” it said.
Ghaziabad: Reacting to BJP's official mouthpiece ''Kamal Sandesh'', which has criticised his campaign against party president Nitin Gadkari, activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the main opposition party is completely rattled and baffled, following the facts published by him.