Tuesday, 9 September 2014

AAP’s Kumar Vishwas praises Narendra Modi, slams Kejriwal’s agitational politics

NEW DELHI: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi while criticizing his own party over some issues. This has come at a time when AAP and BJP are in a big tussle over government formation in Delhi.

Talking to Times Now's Arnab Goswami, Vishwas said, "If PM does well, I have the right to praise him." He said, "Narendra Modi is a comparatively better PM than Manmohan Singh ... the Modi government is coming out of the policy paralysis."




On Centre's rescue and relief efforts in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir, Vishwas said, "... People in Jammu & Kashmir felt like 'PM is ours'."

Talking about Modi's recent visit to Japan, Vishwas said, "The day Modi went to Japan, I tweeted that this is a welcome move," adding, "He has been made a PM, so we have to give him a chance."


He also said that he may perform at Modi's birthday programe, which he termed as "poetry session", and threatened to quit AAP if there is opposition from the party.


Taking a swipe at his party leader Arvind Kejriwal, he said, "Not many discussions were held. We should have spoken to people about the decision."


Criticizing AAP's ways of doing politics, Vishwas said, "... Agitational politics is not going to help AAP" adding that it behaved like a "typical political party".

However, Vishwas ruled out joining the BJP.


It may be recalled that on October 30, Vishwas had claimed a BJP MP had offered that he would be made Delhi chief minister if he switched side along with some AAP MLAs, drawing a sharp rebuttal from BJP which said legal action is being explored against him.




In front from right: AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia. (TOI photo by Sanjeev Rastogi)


Vishwas, who had unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha polls in Amethi against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, claimed that the BJP MP made the proposal at a meeting on May 19 at his Ghaziabad residence.


Though Vishwas refused to identity the BJP MP, AAP's key leader Sanjay Singh said that it was Manoj Tiwari who had made the offer.



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