Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter: "Modi is a coward and a psychopath"
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Ref : CBI spokesperson said the searches were being conducted at the office of Delhi’s principal secretary Rajendra Kumar and that details would be shared later. Sources said that a team of CBI officials went to the Delhi Secretariat, which houses office of Kejriwal and other ministers, in the morning and conducted a search on the third floor of the building. They said the search may be in connection with the multi-crore CNG fitness scam. Sources said that there were allegations that Kejriwal’s principal secretary was linked to the scam but the senior IAS officer as well as AAP government have been rejecting the charges. The third floor of the secretariat also houses Kejriwal’s office.
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Rajender Kumar, Raided by CBI, 'Trusted' by Arvind Kejriwal :
Here are 10 facts on Rajender Kumar :
1. Rajender Kumar is a 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service officer who was appointed Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in February, when the Aam Aadmi Party took power.
2. Like Mr Kejriwal, Rajender Kumar is also an IIT alumnus. The Chief Minister today said: "Rajender Kumar is one of our most trusted officers. To raid him is to raid the CM."
3. Rajender Kumar was secretary to Mr Kejriwal even during his previous 49-day stint as Chief Minister.
4. He is accused of corruption in the purchase of computers and favouring one company in the tender process.
5. Sources say a complaint was filed against Rajender Kumar by Ashish Joshi, who was sacked by Mr Kejriwal in May as member-secretary of the Delhi Dialogue Commission.
6. Ashish Joshi complained against Rajender Kumar in July. His complaint was forwarded by the Anti-Corruption Bureau to the CBI.
7. The CBI today searched Mr Kumar's office over complaints that certain private companies had benefited during his postings in the last five years.
8. Ashish Joshi's complaint said the CBI should investigate Rajender Kumar's dealings when he was with the departments of education, IT and health in the Delhi government.
9. Mr Kumar has been accused of "setting up" various companies to give work contracts without tenders, at a huge loss to the Delhi government.
10. Rajender Kumar allegedly formed a company that was empaneled with Public Sector Units to get government work without tenders, the complaint alleges.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a psychopath and coward after the CBI raided his office on Tuesday, triggering a torrent of criticism from BJP leaders in what may be the next flashpoint between the Centre and city government.
Kejriwal’s tirade against the central government on Twitter was backed by several opposition parties but an angry BJP demanded an unconditional apology from the chief minister for his language and accused him of protecting corrupt officials.
“CBI raids my office. When Modi couldn’t handle me politically, he resorted to this cowardice. Modi is a coward and a psychopath,” the CM tweeted as several party leaders called the incident shameful.
Hours later, agency officials refuted Kejriwal’s charges, saying investigators raided the office of senior bureaucrat and CM’s secretary Rajender Kumar for allegedly favouring private firms in state tenders. Raids were also conducted at 14 other places in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, sources added.
“Reports of raids at Delhi CM office are completely baseless. Do not spread baseless rumours to impede the investigation,” said a CBI spokesperson.
The dramatic raids came days after the Congress paralysed Parliament over the government’s alleged vendetta in the National Herald funds misuse case, where Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are accused of illegally acquired property worth crores.
The BJP, too, backed the Central Bureau of Investigation, saying the agency didn’t function under the Centre.
“Kejriwal’s language was unwarranted, shameful and condemnable. We demand an unqualified apology for the baseless allegations,” said Union telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Following are the top five controversial statements by AAP leaders:
1. Law Minister Somnath Bharti's midnight raid on Ugandan women :
On January 15, Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti led a midnight raid where Ugandan women were allegedly abused over local complaints of a sex and drug trafficking ring.
Mr Bharti, along with supporters and some residents, allegedly accosted the African nationals as part of their "raid" on a sex and drugs racket in a building in Khirki Extension, which is in the minister's Malviya Nagar Constituency. He also took along a police team, who say he tried to bully them into arresting the women without a warrant or evidence.
The raid created a huge furore with the BJP and the Congress, along with activists, demanding Mr Bharti be sacked.
2. Kejriwal's dharna to support Somnath Bharti :
Arvind Kejriwal on January 20 defied police orders, urged the capital to join him on a 10-day protest in the heart of the city, and declared defiantly, "Yes, I am an anarchist."
Mr Kejriwal and his ministers sat on protest near the Rail Bhawan, close to the office of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the President's House, demanding the union Home Ministry to suspend three police officers who refused to make a series of arrests ordered by his ministers.
3. Somnath Bharti says he would spit on Arun Jaitley, Harish Salve ;
There was massive outrage over Mr Bharti's comment that he wanted to spit on the faces of Arun Jaitley and Harish Salve because the two had criticised his vigilantism.
"I want to spit at the faces of BJP leader Arun Jaitley and senior lawyer Harish Salve to tell them to mend their ways... I warn you, the public is going to hound you and beat you," he had said on January 20.
4. Prashant Bhushan's comments on J&K referendum on Army :
In January, Senior AAP leader Prashant Bhushan had sparked a controversy by talking of a referendum in Jammu and Kashmir to decide whether the people want the army to handle internal security.
Speaking on NDTV's show "We The People", he had said that in keeping with participatory democracy, locals in the Kashmir Valley should be allowed to determine whether they want the army for internal security or not. "It is very important to take the wishes of the people into consideration about their own security," he said.
5. AAP's Vinod Binny revolts, calls Arvind Kejriwal a dictator :
On January 17, Vinod Kumar Binny went public with a catalogue of grievances against AAP and Mr Kejriwal. "The party does not function democratically. Five people take all the decisions, Arvind gets angry if people expresses any differences with him. He is a dictator. If anyone speaks against him, he starts shouting," he said.
The AAP said Mr Binny's dissent was based on the fact that he had not been given a ticket for the Lok Sabha elections.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal His first tenure as Delhi CM in 2013 was short-lived, as he governed the national capital only for 49 days. He came to be known as AK-49, with his short-tenure, full of dharnas and protests. Recently, BJP said that Kejriwal and controversies are made for each other, while calling him "controversywal" and "nautankiwal". On Tuesday, Aug 4, Kejriwal even clubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police in the same category and termed them as "speed breakers" for AAP's "car" of governance in the national capital. As Kejriwal celebrates his 47th birthday on Sunday, Aug 16, lets take a look at 10 rocking controversies, that kept him in the media limelight:
1. Kejriwal's showdown with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung: -
Soon after forming the government in Delhi in Feb 2015, there have been many instances where Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung were involved in ugly war of words. Kejriwal has always accused Jung of acting at Centre government's behest. Jung and Kejriwal have been locked in an acrimonious battle over governance in Delhi, particularly on the posting of officials in the Delhi government. Delhi Police reports to Jung, not to Kejriwal.
2. Controversial TV ads: -
Glorifying his government's achievements, The AAP government on July 12 came out with an advertisement with a tagline "Woh pareshaan karte rahein, hum kaam karte rahein" (They kept on troubling us, but we continued working). Another ad in June 2015, featured a housewife is seen doing all the household chores while her husband does nothing but read the newspaper, watch tv and sip on a cup of tea. In the ad she is extremely happy to receive the electricity bill which is much lower to the previous one and she thanks Kejriwal (whom she fondly calls Arvind in the ad). She is seen praying and thanking God for keep 'her Arvind' safe from all the bad elements in the society.
Kejriwal invited another controversy by appointing party leader Naveen Jaihind's wife Swati Maliwal as the chief of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). Kejriwal as well as AAP has had estranged relations with the outgoing DCW cheif Barkha Singh. The opposition parties criticised Kejriwal for for giving positions to people from the party in government.
4. Ugly spat with Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan In March 2015, Kejriwal shocked everyone when he ousted his two most trusted confidantes and AAP's founding leaders- Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. A video had emerged where CM Kejriwal was heard hurling verbal abuses at Bhushan and Yadav. "We would have lost the elections because of these two (Yadav and Bhushan). If they were in another party, they would've been kicked out", he allegedly said.
5. Shakuntala Gamlin's appointment In May 2015, while calling Gamlin's appoinrtment "unconstitutional", Kejriwal government had said the LG cannot bypass the elected government and Chief Minister and that he acted against "the Constitution, GNCT of Delhi Act and the Transaction of Business Rules." In her letter to Jung, Gamlin accused Kejriwal's Secretary Rajendra Kumar of making a telephone call asking her not be in race for the post. She also accused the AAP government of casting aspersions on her integrity to service and levelling false charges. In her scathing letter to Jung Gamlin claimed she was pressurised by a senior bureaucrat in CM Kejriwal's office not to be in race for the post due to her alleged proximity to BSES discoms.
6. Fake degrees: -
AAP government in Delhi is accused of giving cabinet posts to politicians possessing fake educational degrees. Some of them are MLA Bhavna Gaur, former Law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, AAP MLA Surender Singh.
7. One man-centric party There have been numerous cases where Kejriwal has been described as a man with ego and attitude, in handling various situations.
8. Fallout with Delhi Police Earlier this month, Kejriwal called top Delhi Police officers the "agents" of PM Narendra Modi, as the state assembly adopted a resolution to set up a panel to probe the "police inaction" in cases of crime against women. Meanwhile Delhi Police Commissionar BS Bassi responded by saying, "I take criticism in a positive spirit, even if it is wrong." However, recently, it came to the fore that Kejriwal never formally asked for the control over Delhi Police, according to an RTI query filed by an activist Dev Ashish Bhattacharya . Kejriwal has been blaming Center for debilitating law and order in the national capital.
9. Thulla remark Kejriwal stirred a controversy by calling a police constable, "thulla", during an interview. The constable, who is posted at Govindpuri police station in New Delhi, had on July 22, filed a complaint in which he had claimed that he felt 'insulted and defamed' by Kejriwal's remark. Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi had also hinted his displeasure over the use of word 'thulla' by Kejriwal. However, Kejriwal apologised for using a Hindi derogatory word and clarified that he used the word for "corrupt" officials.
10. Hefty power bills The electricity bill of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Civil Lines residence was about Rs 91,000 for the months of April and May, according to an RTI reply. In June, The power bill for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's official residence stood at over Rs 1.35 lakh. The Delhi BJP has slammed Kejriwal for "high power bills" and accused him of spending public money for personal comfort. After the electricity bill for April and May came out, the Delhi government had said it included electricity charges for a camp office and various other facilities installed for visitors at the complex. Sources said Kejriwal's residence has over 30 air-conditioners besides a number of air coolers.
Controversies that have put AAP on the backfoot in Delhi :
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has recently been making news for all the wrong reasons. Call it the internal rift, clash of ideas, blame game or a hunger to rule, the AAP has been undergoing crisis since the time it came to power in Delhi earlier this year.
1. Kumar Vishwas 'illicit relationship' controversy :
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was summoned after an AAP volunteer from Amethi accused him of ignoring her request to clarify on the allegations of "illicit affair" between the two. Sources in the AAP said the poet-turned-politician has decided to defy the summon by the DCW, which had asked him to appear before it at 3 pm on Tuesday. On Monday, he had rejected the allegations. "That woman has mailed me and has clearly called me 'Bhaiya'. I have filed a complaint. What should I do next?" he said.
2. Kejriwal vs Najeeb Jung files debate
There has been an ongoing tussle between the Delhi Chief Minister Arvnd Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung regarding the handling of government files. The L-G has directed all ministers and officials of the Delhi government to refer to him all files on various issues as is stipulated under the Constitution. This is not the first time that the AAP government is in confrontation with the L-G. During its first stint, it had tabled the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly without getting Jung's approval.
3. Kejriwal asking for public trial of media :
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded public trials of news media in order to expose false news reports. Stating that the matter needed to be taken up if any channel was found airing erroneous content, he declared, "If you see that a particular channel is showing something factually incorrect, then you should raise the issue. "There can be a public trial. There can be 8-10 spots in Delhi where we can collect a group of people and show the erroneous clip. That way we can start a 'janta ka trial'."
4. Law minister Jitender Singh Tomar's 'fake degree' case
Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar has been accused of forging his LLB degree. The minister told Arvidn Kejriwal that the allegation against him was fake and baseless even as Congress and BJP stepped up their demand for his dismissal. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal defended Tomar and called for a "public trial" of the media. "I am not Tomar's relative or friend. I had sought an explanation from Tomar on the controversy. He gave a satisfactory answer and said he wasn't at fault as his degree is genuine," Kejriwal said.
But even as he is facing allegations of fraud and forgery, the ruling AAP government has allowed the 'tainted' leader to make appointments for key legal posts.
5. Gajendra Singh's suicide :
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had to apologise for not stopping his speech at a rally where a Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh committed suicide in full public glare. Kejriwal admitted that he should not have continued with his speech against the land ordinance after the incident but pointed out that he was to originally speak for an hour but spoke only for 10-15 minutes. "I think that was my mistake. Probably I should not have spoken. If that has hurt anyone's sentiments, I would like to apologise," the AAP founder leader had said. "I am guilty. Blame me," he said. "But please focus on the real issue of the farmers and desist from politicking." Delhi Police accused AAP activists of preventing them from going to the rescue of the victim. The AAP denied this, and instead accused the police of not acting promptly.
6. AAP MLA Jarnail Singh absconding :
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Jarnail Singh has been absconding after being booked for allegedly assaulting MCD engineer and stopping his work. The victim Azhar said the MLA bashed him while he was in Krishna Park to demolish an illegal construction. This has led to protests with the BJP demanding his arrest.
Independence Day Controversy for Arvind Kejriwal :
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was drawn into a controversy today after students attending an Independence Day function that he addressed this morning spelled his name in a visual formation at a Delhi stadium.
The students spelled the CM's name several times during his 40-minute speech. The perfectly formed red "Arvind Kejriwal" stood out stark against white in a stand at the Chhatrasal stadium, and pictures were soon shared widely, provoking a barrage of criticism on social media and from political rivals.
The Chief Minister tweeted his disapproval. "Some school students made visual formation of my name during Independence celebrations. I was not at all aware that students wud do this," he tweeted, adding that this seemed to be a regular practice at such functions in Delhi.
"I agree this is a wrong practice. I will stop this practice forthwith," said Mr Kejriwal, who made his first Independence Day address as Delhi chief minister today.
BJP state president Satish Upadhyay accused the Aam Aadmi Party government of "politically misusing" the function.
Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan, who was expelled by Mr Kejriwal from the AAP earlier this year, tweeted, "From crs on personality cult promoting Kejriwal ads to 'Jai Ho Kejriwal' instead of Jai Hind. Shameful Megalomania." (sic)
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken - who has gone to court against a series of Dehli government ads that he alleges glorified Mr Kejriwal - called today's incident a "shame",
The Delhi government has since released photographs from Independence Day celebrations in previous years showing formations spelling Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's name and that of former Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit of the Congress.
"I think it is deliberate mischief. Last year school children had displayed LG's name at the I-day function. Before that the name of CM was regularly displayed at I-day celebrations. School children displayed a variety of placards, why the selective targeting?" a government spokesperson said.
Arvind Kejriwal-anchor chat stokes controversy :
In an incident that could prove to be highly embarrassing for Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, footage of an informal interaction with news channel Aaj Tak's anchor during an interview surfaced on Sunday and went viral on the social media. The footage, shot partly during a break in the interview and partly at the end, shows Kejriwal asking the anchor to play down some statements on corporates as it could upset the middle class and play up the ones that claim 80% of people are on the margins.
Kejriwal's comments have put a question mark over his real stand on privatization. Addressing members of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) recently, Kejriwal had said he was not against private business. However, as chief minister, he had overturned Sheila Dikshit's decision to approve FDI. That both he and his party chose not to react on Monday has only given rise to speculation.
In the footage, Arvind Kejriwal is seen telling the anchor: "Woh wala thoda theoretical hai, corporate wala aap jo bol rahe thhe ...woh dekh lo. Jitna middle class hai kafi anti ho jayega ki privatisation ke khilaaf hain, companiyon ke khilaaf hain. Isliye mein usmein nahin ja raha tha (That one was slightly theoretical, what you were saying about corporates. The middle class will turn against us, thinking we are against privatization and private business. That is why I was not getting into it)."
Controversy and Arvind Kejriwal are made for each other: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Accusing AAP of "intentionally" creating a Constitutional crisis in Delhi over appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary for the state, BJP on Thursday took a potshot, saying Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and controversy are "made for each other".
Addressing BJP workers at a media workshop, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Kejriwal has become "controversywal" from "nautankiwal".
Referring to the recent controversies involving AAP, including its internal strife and row over its ministers in Delhi government, Naqvi took potshot at the Kejriwal-led party saying it wants to remain in controversy.
"Controversy after controversy... and finally now, Jung se jung (fight with Jung). The problem is they (AAP leaders) want to remain in controversy. He (Kejriwal) has become 'controversywal from 'nautankiwal'.
"Earlier, it (AAP) was a nautankiwal party. They would stage dharna, protest... and now he has become controversywal. Controversy each day... controversy and Kejriwal are made for each other," Naqvi quipped. Referring to the ongoing row triggered by the appointment of the Delhi's top bureaucrat Naqvi said that a "Constitutional crisis" has been created.
"It is a big challenge in Delhi; a Constitutional crisis has been created. They (AAP) are not limited to controversy, they are creating Constitutional crisis (now). And there is an intention behind the Constitutional crisis that AAP is creating. Hence, we will have to be alert towards it for people," he advised party men.
Gamlin's appointment had last week triggered a full-blown war between the ruling AAP and LG Najeeb Jung, with Kejriwal alleging that the Lieutenant Governor was trying to take over the administration.
The AAP had also accused BJP of attempting coup though Lieutenant Governor against the democratically elected government of Delhi with highest ever mandate in the history of the state.
Meanwhile, Naqvi claimed that the BJP-led Government has managed to create faith about development among people after inheriting dispensation of "scams" and "corruption" a year ago (from UPA-II).
Claiming that the BJP government has removed power brokers and corruption from corridors of Delhi in 12 months, the minister said the Centre is taking India towards economic development.
The Government has managed to curb price rise and attained higher GDP surpassing China and Japan, he said. Naqvi claimed that the industries which had left the country due to "scams" during the previous Government's tenure, have started returning as well as other economies are showing interest in coming to India.
Stating that the Centre has introduced several reforms within one year including the one relating to land acquisition, Naqvi lauded schemes like 'Make in India', 'Jan Dhan Yojana', 'Atal Pension Yojana', etc during the workshop.
"We have laid foundation of strong, superior India," he said adding when the Government will complete another year of its formation, "the building of development would have taken shape". Naqvi asked BJP workers to reach out to people telling them about achievements of the Central Government during the span.
Taking a dig at Congress, Naqvi said people who controlled the Government with remote and were involved in "loot" of public money, are unable to digest steps taken by Modi dispensation during the year.
He advised partymen to follow press conferences organised by BJP's senior leaders at 15 different places including Delhi. This, he told them, will benefit them in conveying achievements of the Government to people.
The BJP has worked out a programme in which senior party leaders including ministers Arun Jaitely, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj and others will hold press conferences between May 22 and June 10. They will tell about the Government's performance a year after it took charge.
2. Next greedy Arvind Launched a political party (AAP) rejecting Anna, and his movement,
3. To people badluck voted his party to power,
4. This loudmouth failed miserably, as not known for governance,
5. Next attempt again voted for power, but immersed in controversies, and loose talk, once again failed,
6. Joined hands with all corruptive elements such as Mulayam singh, Lalu prasad yadav, Mayawati,
Mamata banerjee, Nitish kumar, Communists, Congress, to fight against BJP and MODI,
7. Look at this man, who once shouting slogans against corruption, now joined with top corruptive team of India.
8. CBI found rupees 13 lakhs of unaccounted money and 2.40 lakhs worth of foreign currency ( at his home ) with Rajender Kumar
My view points
1. Citizens of this country must aware of these types of idiots, who preach and follow not,
2. These kejriwal types are many in our society, should be eradicated such weeds.
3. This Kejriwal who declared our PM as "Modi is a coward and a psychopath"...
4. Members what should be done to this fool, who intentionally blame every one and unfit to remain in as CM of Delhi.
5. His count down has begun now, along with Congress and other evils of the mega alliance to topple BJP.
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