Charging that Kejriwal tried to subvert the Constitution, Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said that Kejriwal was ‘basically a negative person’ who never did anything serious in his whole life and from beginning to end was a ‘big drama’. Must read: Kejriwal resigns; recommends Assembly dissolution, fresh polls (Agencies)
"He (Kejriwal) was looking at an excuse to run away. He tried to subvert the Constitution and was a smooth liar. He lied through his teeth while attacking Congress", he alleged.
"He was never serious to govern and the exit of his government marks the end of a big drama. He will find any excuse to run away, to act like a martyr," Dikshit said.
Hitting back at Kejriwal soon after the Delhi Chief Minister announced his resignation after attacking BJP and Congress, Dikshit said, "Those who tweak established processes of law were also dishonest."
Another Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said, "Inevitably what happened was known to the nation since inception. Those who want to become martyrs for votes have no interest in governance or delivery or grappling with harsh realities of real problem-solving."
Kejriwal became Chief Minister about two months back with outside support of eight MLAs of Congress after Assembly elections in Delhi threw up a hung verdict with no party being in a position to form government.
Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came out with a stunning debut winning 28 of 70 assembly seats in Delhi and was given support by Congress to form a government without his demanding it.
AICC Communication Department chairman Ajay Maken said that the PCC president had in a way on the floor of the House supported Jan Lokpal Bill and said Congress is willing to go along with Kejriwal and asked him to request the Central Government for early clearance of the Bill as mandated in the law.
"Unfortunately, Kerjriwal chose to resign rather than to wait for a few days to seek permission as required by the constitution. Our stand has been same - that the Bill introduced in the Assembly should be as per the norms laid down in the constitution," he said.
Dismissing a suggestion that Congress wanted the Kerjriwal government to fall, Maken pointed out that his party supported the Finance Bill in the Assembly on Friday. He also said that Jan Lokpal Bill was not put up for voting.
He said that Congress had supported Kejriwal government primarily because ‘we wanted him to fulfill all the promises he made in the elections.’
"We expected Kejriwal to slash power tariff by half, provide free water to Delhities, eliminate corruption in government offices and remove crime against women. Unfortunately no such thing happened", he said.
Charging that Kejriwal tried to subvert the Constitution, Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said that Kejriwal was ‘basically a negative person’ who never did anything serious in his whole life and from beginning to end was a ‘big drama’.
Must read: Kejriwal resigns; recommends Assembly dissolution, fresh polls