New Delhi, Mar 7: Coming out in support of his party's chief Arvind Kejriwal who is facing flak over preaching aam aadmi culture and practicing VVIP culture, his close aide Manish Sisodia has said that the Delhi CM is being unnecessarily targetted.
Sisodia, Delhi's deputy chief minister, was on Friday quoted by ANI as saying that people are unnecessarily pointing fingers at Kejriwal even as the latter is recuperating from an illness at a naturopathy centre in Bengaluru.
"Which gate did Arvind exit, where did he look, left or right, what was the colour of his shirt, All these people who are unnecessarily pointing a finger at Arvind should know that he was in Prithvi Reddy's car and he denied Z plus security, even after all this if people want to call him VIP, its fine," said Sisodia.
The incident reported from Bangalore clearly shows that the AAP does not practice what it preaches , contrary to their claims in manifestos and otherwise. This is a huge disappointment to the people of Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal makes a lot of claims about his own simplicity, but he is truly revelling and enjoying his VVIP status," said BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao. The BJP leader said Kejriwal, unfortunately, has never practiced what he professed.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday stoked a controversy after media reports showed his car pass through two toll plazas in Karnataka without paying the tax.
The 46-year-old Aam Aadmi Party leader has been admitted to the Jindal Nature Cure Institute for a 10-day nature cure regimen for treatment of his persistent chronic cough problem and uncontrolled sugar level.
A set of four senior doctors, including an acupuncturist, physiotherapist and a yoga officer, are taking care of Kejriwal during his stay at the institute.
The AAP leader has come to Bengaluru with internal turmoil in the party after the party's National Executive meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday eased out founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the Political Affairs Committee, the party's key decision-making body.
(With inputs from agencies)