Kejriwal targets Congress on mega rally

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 05, 2012 16:34 hrs

Social activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal on Monday targetted the Congress party's mega rally at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi and asked whether 'any incentive in cash or kind' was given to people who attended it.

"How much money did Congress spend on yesterday´s rally? On transporting people from other states, special trains, buses?" Kejriwal tweeted on Monday.

"Was any incentive in cash or kind given to people attending rally? Will Congress make its accounts public?" he said.

At a mega rally at Ramlila Maidan of New Delhi, the troika of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday made a spirited defence of economic reforms by their government while taking on the Opposition for pursuing the negative politics of disruption.

The Congress top leaders addressed teeming party workers and tried to send a message to the people at large highlighting the achievements of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in creating jobs and empowering common people to fight corruption with laws like the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was the most impressive among the speakers as he made a strong pitch for the Congress party saying it is the only outfit in India that worked for common man, gave RTI Act to people and fought for farmers.

"We gave National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). We gave Indians the RTI (Right to Information Act). You can ask any question on government now, common people benefitted from it," he said.

Reacting to the Congress claims on RTI Act, Kejriwal tweeted: "Congress claims credit for RTI. Pl walk the talk. Else stop taking credit for RTI."

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