Delhi Cong burn Kejriwal's effigy, launch 'pol khol' campaign against AAP
Apparently inspired by Kejriwal's success with theatrics, Congress leaders burnt his effigy and unleashed a poster campaign with comic portrayals of Kejriwal with captions such as 'My way or the Highway', 'He came, he saw, he ran way.'
New Delhi: On a day when Arvind Kejriwal launched the Aam Admi Party's Lok Sabha campaign in Rohtak, the Delhi Congress began its "pol khol" campaign against his 49-days in government from assembly constituency in Delhi.
Apparently inspired by Kejriwal's success with theatrics, Congress leaders burnt his effigy and unleashed a poster campaign with comic portrayals of Kejriwal with captions such as "My way or the Highway", "He came, he saw, he ran way."
Accusing Kejriwal of betraying the people of Delhi, senior Congress leader Haroon Yusuf defended his party's decision to vote against the introduction of the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill.
"Using the pretence of Delhi Jan Lokpal bill, Kejriwal was out to tear down the Constitution," said Yusuf, addressing Congress workers who had gathered in in impressive numbers at Connaught Place, in Kejriwal's assembly constituency, for the launch of the "pol khol" campaign.
Delhi Pradhesh Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, who launched the campaign, said Kejriwal, had "misled and deceived" Delhi's residents.
Taking potshots at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Lovely said,"The country is already troubled by one liar, now another has arrived."
Characterising Kejriwal as a serial quitter, Lovely said, "First, he left his government job, then he left Anna Hazare, now he has left Delhi. We are now worried, he'll leave the country next."
AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, who was also present, said, Kejriwal had made Delhi "a sacrificial lamb at the altar of his national ambitions."
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