'Arvind Kejriwal had converted Delhi into Raavan Rajya not Ram Rajya'

New Delhi, Dec 31: Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj on Wednesday said that the national capital had converted to 'Raavan Rajya' and not 'Ram Rajya' during Kejriwal's stint as the chief minister.

"In the 49 days of governance, there was only anarchy. There was 'Raavan Rajya' and not 'Ram Rajya' during that period," Raj was quoted as saying in an ANI report. The BJP MP further added that Kejriwal instead of living up to the expectations of the people ran away from his responsibilities.

'Arvind Kejriwal had converted Delhi into Raavan Rajya not Ram Rajya'
Kejriwal on Tuesday likened his 49-day rule in Delhi to 'Ram Rajya' even as he tried justify his decision to quit as Chief Minister, saying he had made a mistake but it was not a crime.

"Our government slashed electricity tariff and gave 20000 litres of free water to every household. During our tenure, we brought down inflation. But most importantly, we brought down corruption which Congress and BJP could not do in 65 years.

"During our 49-day government, people used to say that Ram Rajya (welfare state) has returned," he claimed while addressing a rally at Vivekandpuri in Sadar Bazar Assembly constituency here.

Kejriwal further claimed that his government had done more work than what the Narendra Modi-led dispensation at the Centre had achieved since coming to power.

Highlighting his government's achievements, the former Delhi chief minister tried to justify his decision to resign, saying he had committed a "mistake" not a "crime".

"All was going fine, but I resigned... resigned without asking you people and I know you are angry with me. But you have to understand the reason behind it," he said, as he blamed the Congress for not allowing him to work.

"You have to understand. We have committed a mistake and not a crime. We have not looted the country nor have we done any act of goondaism. A human being does 100 works everyday, of which he may err in 20," he added.

Claiming that he refused a "big car" sent to him after he became chief minister, Kejriwal said he always traveled in his "broken" Blue Wagon R car and never even claimed allowance even for petrol.

Raking up controversies related to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, he lashed out at the BJP for not registering any case against him.

"Before coming to power, the BJP had said it would investigate and register cases against Robert Vadra. But even now when BJP has formed governments in Rajasthan and Haryana, no case has been registered against him.

"Now (Haryana chief Manohar Lal) Khattar sahab says he will not act vindictive. There is an understanding between the two parties," Kejriwal said.

Addressing another rally at Chuna Bhatti in Kirti Nagar, which falls under Moti Nagar Assembly constituency, Kejriwal vowed to protect and rehabilitate slum dwellers of Delhi.

"I promise that all five lakh people people residing in the slums of Delhi would be given a flat at same place. No one would dare to touch your structure. Until and unless there is AAP government in Delhi," he said.

Meanwhile, Delhi convener Ashutosh claimed that Delhi BJP had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold 35 rallies in the city, following which he had apparently reprimanded them saying he cannot be doing all the work for them.

"Sources-DELHI BJP requested Modi to do 35 rallies. Modi threw files on the face and shouted if I had to do then what u guys were doing!" Ashtuosh tweeted.

The post was later retweeted by Kejriwal.

(With inputs from agencies)

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