'Arvind Kejriwal will disappear after 2014 poll'

Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:38 [IST]

'Kejriwal will disappear post 2014 poll'

Dehra Dun, Oct 8: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Sunday, Oct 7 said civil activist Arvind Kejriwal "would be left nowhere after 2014 general elections." "It is good that he (Kejriwal) has entered politics, but after 2014 elections, he will not be seen anywhere," Bahuguna said on Sunday.

He said people like Kejriwal were not trustworthy because they do not believe in the system and try to "destabilise" it. The allegations of the social activist against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra that he was unduly favoured by realty major DLF have caused a political storm, with several Congress leaders dubbing the charges as "baseless and utterly irresponsible."

Replying to allegations by BJP that the Chief Minister was involved in campaigning for his son Saket for the Oct 10 Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll, and not present in his own office, he said it was his duty to campaign for his party's candidate.

Bahuguna replied, "Every father loves his son. Moreover, if anyone would have been contesting the election in place of my son, I would have also campaigned for him." Recently, BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshiyari had said, "Bahuguna is in love with his son Saket, who is contesting Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll...so he has stopped work in his own office."

The Chief Minister also said he will ask the Centre to further raise the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders from nine to twelve for the hilly state. "Limitation of subsidised cylinders might increase the dependability of the people on forest for fuel-wood here, which can have adverse effect on the environment," he said.

"I will meet Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to discuss this issue," he said. Bahuguna said he will request to allow two separate connections to two adult members of a family at the same address and added he has written to the petroleum minister in this regard.

PTI

 

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