Come clean on gas pricing, Kejriwal demands of Modi

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014 08:06 hrs

New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote a two-page letter Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to clear his stand on gas pricing.

Full text of the letter

In the letter, Kejriwal wrote, "What is your party's and your connection to Mukesh Ambani? Who is funding your campaign? Who spends crores on your rallies? Some say it is Mukesh Ambani. Is it true?"

"You and Rahul Gandhi use private helicopters. Who do these helicopters belong to? Do you get these for free or do you have to pay for it?"

Earlier on February 16, Kejriwal had slammed Modi on remaining silent on gas pricing.

"Modi shud break his silence on gas pricing. Also, what is his relation and his party's relation with Mukesh Ambani and Adani?" the former Delhi CM had tweeted. "Wud 2014 elections be fought betn AAP n Mukesh Ambani, with Rahul and Modi being agents of Mukesh Ambani?"

The Aam Aadmi Party's Facebook page also carried a post regarding the letter. It read,

Arvind Kejriwal asks questions to Narendra Modi about

i) Stand on Gas pricing by Mukesh Amabni led Reliance Industries Limited and FIR by ACB of Delhi

ii) Parimal Nathwani, Group president of Reliance Industries Limited being nominated to Rajya Sabha on BJP ticket

iii) Usage of aircraft's owned by Ambani and Adani and if any payment was done against the usage

iv) Funding of massive rallies being done by BJP

Tomorrow a similar letter will be sent to Rahul Gandhi.

The gas pricing row began when Kejriwal on February 14 dragged in Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani into the debate saying that the business icon is running the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government fort the past 10 years and now he is backing Modi too.

Even in his resignation speech, he dramatically accused the Congress and the BJP of playing into the hands of the elder Ambani.

Kejriwal before quitting had ordered an First Information Report (FIR) against Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, former petroleum minister Murli Deora and Ambani for conspiring to inflate gas prices in the capital. The FIR has been reportedly registered under sections dealing with criminal conspiracy, cheating and other sections of the Prevention Of Corruption Act.

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