Sheila Dikshit challenges AAP, BJP; asks for proof of corruption

In a sharp attack on BJP and AAP, Dikshit said neither party had an alternative agenda for the capital's development and exuded confidence for a fourth straight victory in the 4 December electoral battle.

hidden October 05, 2013 17:53:45 IST
Sheila Dikshit challenges AAP, BJP; asks for proof of corruption

New Delhi: Rejecting the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party's allegations of "widespread corruption" in her government, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today challenged them to provide "proof" of their charges and accused the two parties of misleading the people in order to win the Assembly polls.

In a sharp attack on BJP and AAP, Dikshit said neither party had an alternative agenda for the capital's development and exuded confidence for a fourth straight victory in the 4 December electoral battle.

Sheila Dikshit challenges AAP BJP asks for proof of corruption

Sheila Dikshit. PTI

"Both BJP and AAP have been defaming us by alleging that there has been corruption in our government. If you have come across cases of corruption, then please tell us where is the corruption. Nobody becomes corrupt if you keep repeating the charges. I challenge them to give us proof of graft. We will take action," she said.

Dikshit was speaking at a press conference along with DPCC president JP Agarwal and AICC General Secretary in-charge of Delhi, Shakeel Ahmed.

"We have changed the face of the city in the last 15 years. We ensured inclusive growth. We've always worked on three principles: that there should be development but, at the same time, it should be pleasant and sensitive," she said.

Alleging that both BJP and AAP were trying to mislead the people on a number of issues for electoral gain, the Chief Minister said they were yet to come out with their own "policies and vision" for the city.

"We do not know what they are saying. We do not know what their policies are. If they want to bring reform, then how will they do so," she said.

The 75-year-old Dikshit said Congress was going to the polls with "confidence and conviction" as people of Delhi were well aware of her government's performance.

"We are going to the polls with confidence and conviction. Even if some people say we will not win a fourth term, I am confident that Congress will definitely come out victorious," she said.

Ridiculing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's remark that Dikshit was a ribbon-cutting Chief Minister, Ahmed said, "I assure you, we will cut ribbons in the future also, after winning the polls for the fourth time."

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