Hitting out at the media, Kejriwal earlier alleged that the ‘whole media is sold this time’.

“It is a big conspiracy. It is a huge political controversy. If our government comes to power then we will set up an inquiry into this. And along with the media people, all will be sent to jail,” he said on Thursday.

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Kejriwal’s comment is condemnable.

“From coughing man, he has turned into someone who seeks forgiveness," Naqvi said in an apparent attack on the former Delhi chief minister.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, who is the Congress MP from Ludhiana, termed Kejriwal’s comment against the media as extremely unfortunate.

“Media has essential place in our democracy and it is condemnable. Anyone who makes comment like this is unfortunate. Those who are in public life must face the media,” he said.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also echoed similar sentiments.

“I really don’t get AAP & Arvind Kejriwal's criticism of the media. But for the blanket coverage he has received AAP wouldn't exist today,” he wrote on twitter.

Kejriwal, who made this alleged remark at the party's charity dinner in Nagpur on Thursday night, said that his party is being shown in bad light as the media has been paid by politicians.

BJP paying money to media, alleges AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of paying money to the media for running false stories against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"Why do the media follow the instructions of the BJP and create false stories?” asked AAP leader Sanjay Singh.

He further defended Kejriwal, saying the AAP chief only wanted to say ‘some media channels have teamed up with a political party to spoil AAP’s image’.

"Media is the fourth estate of the nation. If people raise questions on every other organization in the country, the media should also be answerable," he added.

Meanwhile, he charged Communications and IT Minster Kapil Sibal with distributing Aqua guards in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area to bribe the people to vote for him.

"The Law Minister is distributing aqua guards in Chandni Chowk to bribe the people to vote for him,” he said.

He also demanded an investigation into the matter.

Former TV journalist and AAP leader Ashutosh is contesting against Sibal from Chandni Chowk constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.


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