The reason behind AAP facing fresh spell of attack is due to a hoarding put up by the Kejriwal-led party on the occasion of launching of anti-graft helpline number.
Reportedly, a 'VIP and VVIP' hoarding was put up by the AAP at many gates of the venue in the function. This is being seen as a hypocrisy on the part of the party which is known for its simplistic approach. In the past, AAP leaders reiterated many a times that their party is for Aam Aadmi and it will not do any such act which will put it into 'VIP category'.
Trying to gain ground after party faced severe criticism from various quarters over ongoing tussle within the AAP, party on Sunday relaunched the ‘1031' anti-graft helpline. This was done on the day when party completed 50 days of its power after crushing giant BJP in Delhi Assembly election.
Reacting sharply over the double standard attitude of the party, Congress leader Ajay Maken took a dig at AAP. Reacting over social media, Maken said that AAP has become a party of VIP and VVIPs in these 50 days.
Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched an anti-graft helpline-1031, testing it with a ‘mock call' against a food inspector, and promised that in five years, Delhi will be ranked among top corruption-free cities in the world.
The anti-corruption helpline was first launched during Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) 49-day stint in power after the 2013 Assembly elections, but was later discontinued. Reviving the helpline was one of the major poll promises made by the party this year.
Kejriwal launched the helpline today at Talkatora stadium here in presence of his cabinet colleagues, MLAs and a large number of AAP supporters and appealed the people to inform the government about graft so that action can be taken against the guilty.
"We will take action against our own minister, MLAs if they are found corrupt. Even Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and I will be jailed if we are found corrupt," Kejriwal said, adding that in five years, Delhi will be ranked among top five corruption-free cities in the world.
"Now every citizen is an inspector. If anyone now demands a bribe then do not deny him. Pay him the amount and also record the conversation or make a sting video. People can complaint against officials and we will track them and take action against them," Kejriwal said during the launch.
(with inputs from agency)