Ajit Pawar, Gadkari colluded in land fraud: Kejriwal

Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: Turning his attention to Nitin Gadkari, activist-politician Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday alleged Wednesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president had colluded with Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Ajit Pawar to exploit farmers in Maharashtra.

Questioning whether the BJP was an opposition party or acting in concert with the government, Kejriwal said Gadkari was involved in land and irrigation scams in Maharashtra. He asked whether Gadkari’s business instincts clashed with the interests of farmers in Maharashtra.

“Gadkari took away land of the farmers and their water… he has sympathy for the contractors but not the farmers,” Kejriwal told a crowded press conference.

“Is the BJP an opposition party or does it work in collusion with the ruling party,” he asked.

The information against Gadkari, he said, had been obtained through RTI by his colleague Anjali Damania.

Kejriwal had earlier targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra over property deals with realty major DLF in Haryana.

Kejriwal is also locked in a verbal duel with Law Minister Salman Khurshid, alleging that a trust headed by his wife Louise Khurshid had embezzled funds meant for the differently abled.



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