I’m not a terrorist, Modi should have met me, Kejriwal says

By on March 8, 2014

Rebuffed by Narendra Modi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was not a terrorist and deserved to be called by him for a meeting out of courtesy.

“Now I wanted to meet him, but we were stopped five kilometres away from his residence. I am not a terrorist. Being an ex-CM, I deserve a courtesy call from Modi, instead we were stopped. This is not democracy,” he told reporters here on his unsuccessful attempt to meet the BJP prime ministerial candidate in Gandhinagar this morning.

Trashing claims of development and good governance in Gujarat, Kejriwal said the state “has nothing but rampant corruption” and the voice of farmers was being suppressed.

Kejriwal, who toured Gujarat for the last two days, said a picture totally different from reality was presented about Gujarat during the last one year by Modi and a section of media under a “big conspiracy”.

“What I saw in the last three days was totally different from what is being presented by Gujarat. Our teams visited villages and exposed the truth. When locals came to know about the AAP visits, they called us and told us the reality,” Kejriwal said at a seminar — ‘Pillars of Democracy- Shaking Us, Waking Us?’ — here.

“Corruption is rampant in Gujarat. I was told that rates for transfers and appointments are fixed. For the job of state registrar, the rate is 33 lakh and for transfer of a DSP, Rs 2.75 crore. Without bribe, you cannot have a license or a BPL card and cannot run an industry,” Kejriwal said.

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