Published On: Mon, May 23rd, 2016

Will not spare my own children if they are involved in corruption : Kejriwal

Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said he would not even spare his own children if they were found to be involved in corruption.

“Tomorrow, even if my child is involved in illegality, I will not spare him (and) I will take stringent action against him,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told a public meeting.

“Tomorrow, even if my child is involved in corruption, I will not spare him (and) I will take stringent action against him,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told a public meeting.

“Tomorrow, even if my child is involved in corruption, I will not spare him (and) I will take stringent action against him,” Kejriwal told a public meeting, kicking off the AAP’s campaign for the Goa Assembly polls scheduled to be held in 2017.

Kejriwal recalled how the AAP government (in Delhi) had dismissed its own food minister from the Cabinet after he was caught demanding bribes.

In his 40-minute speech, Kejriwal touched on the issue of liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s debt to the banks. The Delhi CM alleged that the Congress had given Rs 9,000-crore in subsidies to Mallya.

“We gave (electricity) subsidy of Rs 1,400 crore, which benefited 36 lakh families (in Delhi). But the Congress kept on criticising the AAP government for the subsidy. We gave subsidy to help the common men, while the Congress gave Rs 9,000-crore subsidy and that too for one person, Vijay Mallya,” he alleged.

Taking a dig at the BJP, Kejriwal said that when the party came to power (at the Centre) they allowed him (Mallya) to run away so that he is not caught.

He further said his government has slashed the power tariffs in Delhi to the second lowest in the country, when they were the highest a year and half ago during the Congress rule.

PTI

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