First Praising, then Criticising, is AAP confused over Gujarat?

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Ahmedabad, March 7: Arvind Kejriwal once again made headlines and this time the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader fetched limelight with his maiden Gujarat tour. The former Delhi CM, who raised questions regarding Narendra Modi's claims over development in Gujarat, asserted that unlike BJP's statements, there were no developments in the state.

Before his Gujarat tour, Kejriwal was quoted as saying, "Gujarat government and the media says there is 'Ramrajya' in this State. (They say) Education has developed, health issues have been resolved, corruption has been finished... So we have come here to see that development in Gujarat."

After visiting a few villages in North Gujarat, where he interacted with villagers, visited government hospitals in backward areas, Kejriwal said that "not an atom of development is to be seen."

However, quite contradicting to his statements, one of the crucial leaders of his party -- Meera Sanyal seems to have been holding a vefry differnt view regarding development in the same state -- Gujarat.

Meera, the former chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland India, is contesting Lok Sabha election from Mumbai South with AAP ticket. The leader once had tweeted how she was overwhelmed to see the development in Gujarat. Meera's tweets from her Twitter account had surfaced much before her decision of joining AAP. She joined AAP in Dec 2013.

In one of her tweets [seen in the image], posted on March 15, 2012, Meera wrote, "Now in Kutch Gujarat. Weather still pleasant & roads in better shape than Mumbai!Locals say enhanced investment post Bhuj quake, helped."

Citing the two different views and statements of leaders from a same party, it seems that AAP leaders might be confused over development in Gujarat. During a press conference in Ahmedabad on Friday, March 7, Kejriwal said that he would go to Modi with 16 questions, which would include tall claims on development in Gujarat, lack of educational and medical facilities in rural areas, why farmers' land were handed over to industrial houses at throwaway prices.

The AAP leader was quoted as saying, "Many of his claims are white lies," and also added, "What is the development model that Modi keeps talking of? We will ask him this."

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