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Modi winning elections by killing or buying opponents: Kejriwal
Says Modi is a liar, claims he has done better work in 49 days as Delhi Chief Minister than what Modi did in past 11 years
Sunday March 9, 2014 8:54 AM, & Agencies

Launching a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate doesn't let opposition thrive in Gujarat.

Kejriwal in Gujarat

"Modi either buys his opponents or gets them killed," Kejriwal said while addressing a huge rally in Narendra's Modi's bastion on Thursday, where a rock was apparently hurled on stage.

Kejriwal said he is "thankful to God" that his encounter hasn't taken place yet.

"Anything can happen in Gujarat," he said.

Kejriwal, who was allegedly stopped in Gujarat during his campaign, said he was detained by the Gujarat Police for highlighting corruption in the state.

He also took a tough stand on the BJP-AAP clashes that have taken place since he was detained in Gujarat on Wednesday.

"If AAP workers indulge in violence, I will leave Gujarat," he said.

Seeking an apology from the people over violent incidents, Kejriwal added, "If any of my workers have indulged in violence I express regret."

Earlier, Kejriwal, on a "study" tour of Gujarat, rubbished Modi's claims of having provided good governance in the state since he came to office in 2001.

The former Delhi chief minister, who has visited various places, at times amid protests by Modi supporters, insisted there was a lot of corruption in Gujarat.

"You claim to have eradicated corruption. But when I met people here in villages and towns, I came to know there is a lot of corruption in your government departments," he said, referring to Modi.

"People have to give bribe to get BPL cards and to get jobs. People are very unhappy with the corruption. So how can you claim to have eradicated corruption?"

Kejriwal also alleged that Modi had accommodated "corrupt leaders" like Babubhai Bokhiria and Purushottam Solanaki in his cabinet.

He added that he found widespread unemployment in Gujarat.

"You have kept youths on contract jobs. You pay them a meagre Rs.5,300 (a month). How can an educated man run a family with such a meagre amount?"

He lamented that the condition of government schools in the Gujarat villages he went to was "very bad".

The AAP founder leader described as false the statistics dished out by the Gujarat chief minister claiming giant strides in agriculture in the state.

Capping off his four day tour of Gujarat by addressing a sizeable gathering in Ahmedabad on Saturday where he not only called Narendra Modi a liar but dared him by claiming that he had done better work in his 49 days as Delhi Chief Minister than what Modi has done in the past 11 years.

Meanwhile, the Gujarat BJP filed a complaint Saturday against Kejriwal for his statement against Narendra Modi.

The complaint said that making such allegations is a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code.

"It also violates Representation of the People Act and the model code of conduct," Gujarat BJP chief RC Faldu said in the complaint.

The party also submitted an audio CD of Kejriwal's speech with the complaint.

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