New Delhi, Feb 7: BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Saturday lashed out at some media channels, saying they were deliberately promoting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the Delhi assembly election and criticised former chief minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, saying a culture of personality cult is rampant in that party and that he was not revealing the truth, according to television reports. [Follow Delhi assembly election live updates]
She mocked the AAP saying those in the party treat Kejriwal as god. "People in the AAP have mistreated me on a number of occasions," Ilmi, a former member and co-founder of the one-and-a-half-year-old party alleged, though refusing to divulge details. She also questioned the AAP's source of income. [Special Coverage of Delhi assembly election 2015]
Ilmi had left the AAP in May last year, exposing the growing internal rift in the party. A few months ago, she joined the BJP.
In the last election in Delhi held in December 2013, Ilmi had contested on the AAP's ticket but lost very narrowly. She also contested the Lok Sabha election last year from Ghaziabad but lost to former army chief VK Singh.