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New Delhi:  An advocate, who filed a criminal complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of abetting bribery, on Wednesday moved an application seeking summoning of poll officials as witnesses in the case.

Arun Kumar, a lawyer at the Tis Hazari courts, accused Kejriwal of abetting bribery by asking voters to take bribes from the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party but to vote for the Aam Aadmi Party.

He requested Metropolitan Magistrate Babru Bhan to issue summons to officials of the Election Commission as complainant witnesses with notices that it issued to Kejriwal, asking him to desist from making such comments.

The court has put the matter for December 4 for consideration of his application.

The lawyer has contended that Kejriwal, despite knowing that bribery was a crime, instigated voters to take money.

He had said Kejriwal made the statement at a public rally on January 18 at Uttam Nagar and then again on January 22 at Krishna Nagar.

The Election Commission had issued three notices to Kejriwal, asking him to desist from making such comments.

(IANS)

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Arvind Kejriwal Accuses Modi Government of Betraying Farmers

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged

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Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal.

The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission which the BJP promised to do so in 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a farmers rally here at Jantar Mantar, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also slammed the Centre’s crop insurance scheme as a “fraud” and demanded that it be scrapped.

“Soldiers at the borders and farmers at thier farms are in distress. It’s a sad state of affairs. The BJP has dishonoured the promises it made in 2014,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Thousands of farmers from across the country marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital seeking loan waiver and higher crop prices and warning political parties not to ignore their plight.

Reminding the BJP’s promise vis-a-vis the Swaminathan Commission, Kejriwal accused the ruling party of going back on its election promise.

“They have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and said they can’t implement it. There can’t be a greater betrayal than this. This government has stabbed farmers in the back,” he said, asking the government to take back the affidavit.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi (Wikimedia Commons)

He warned that if it failed to do so, farmers would teach the saffron party a lesson in the 2019 elections.

Demanding loan waiver for farmers, he also said that they must get fair price for their produce.

“They are not begging but fighting for their rights. Once their loans are waived, they won’t demand it again. The government should also buy the farmers’ produce at appropriate price.”

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He blasted the government’s crop insurance scheme.

“This is not an insurance scheme but it is BJP’s ‘kisan daka yojna’ (plunder farmers scheme). This must go and the money paid by farmers be returned. Instead, the government should start a compensation scheme for farmers.”

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged. (IANS)