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BJP to torch symbolic bonfire of Kejriwal govt's 'failures and unfulfilled promises'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP hit back at the ruling in over its demand for full statehood to the city, on Tuesday, with saying he will lit a symbolic bonfire of "unfulfilled promises and failures" of the

Goel slammed Chief Minister over the issue of full statehood, saying there was "no possibility of statehood owing to antics and drama of Kejriwal."

Earlier Tuesday, Kejriwal charged BJP and of "betraying" people on the issue of full statehood to He said he and other senior party leaders will burn the BJP manifesto which promised full statehood to Delhi, at office on Wednesday.

Another BJP leader, its Delhi Manoj Tiwari, said Kejriwal has "strongly damaged" the cause of full statehood by "trying to stop" the parade in 2014 and by repeatedly "attacking" constitutional institutions.

During his "dharna" near Rail Bhawan in January 2014, Kejriwal had threatened to flood Rajpath, the venue of parade, with lakhs of protesters, on the issue of women safety.

Tiwari also hit out at AAP, saying the ruling party talked about women safety when several of its MLAs were charged with crimes against them.

Goel, a former president, said, "I will hold Holika Dahan (ritual bonfire before Holi) at Jantar Mantar, and torch a tower made of newspaper advertisements of Placards listing unfulfilled promises of will also be torched."

The said gave so many advertisements on inaugural of development works, adding "What was this government doing for last four years that they have to give newspaper advertisements on inauguration of sewer lines and roads in unauthorised colonies."

Both Tiwari and Goel charged the with raising the full-statehood issue to hide "failures and unfulfilled promises" of its government in Delhi.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 19:49 IST