Kejriwal accuses Narendra Modi of corruption

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    Kejriwal's info against Modi has been sourced from Sanjiv Bhatt btw
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    In the first expose after the launch of his political party, Arvind Kejriwal accused the Gujarat government of extending favours to industrial houses.

    Kejriwal charged that the Gujarat state Petroleum Corporation gave 10 percent of participating interest in its gas fields worth $ 20 billion to two companies called Geo Global and Jubilant Empro pvt Ltd., free of cost.

    “How were these two companies identified? As per our knowledge, there was no competitive bidding,” said Kejriwal.

    Questioning the credibility of Geo Global, Kejriwal said that the company was incorporated six days before it signed the agreement with GSPC. On the day of the agreement, the company’s total capital was only $64, he added.

    “Gujarat government says that Geo Global provided it technical assistance, CAG has raised doubts about the company’s technical competence. it appears that the sole purpose of this transaction was to gift oil fields worth Rs 10,000 crores and gift 10 per cent profits of GSPC to Geo Global,” said Kejriwal.

    With regards to the other firm, Jubilant Enpro Pvt Ltd, he said that the firm was owned by Shyam Sunder Bhatia, husband of Rajya Sabha MP Shobhana Bhartiya.

    Responding to a question on where he got this information about Modi, Kejriwal revealed that it was given to him by suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt. Incidentally Bhatt’s wife is running against Modi in the Maninagar constituency in Ahmedabad.


    This could be used by the BJP to discredit this latest ‘expose’ but Kejriwal took care to mention that they had verified all the information before going public.

    Kejriwal after revealing the information said however that he did not understand why Sanjiv or his wife did not expose it. “I wonder why Gujarat Congress was not given the material”

    “Isn’t it strange that Modi grants a Rs 10,000 crore illegal benefit to someone so close to Congress? Isn’t it strange that Congress keeps mum about Modi’s scam for so many years?” he said.

    Describing the Narendra Modi government as Adani’s dukaan (Adani’s shop), Arvind Kejriwal, the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party, said that the Gujarat government has been extending favours to the Adani group for land projects.

    Kejriwal alleged that in 2007, the Gujarat government manipulated bids to facilitate an agreement with Adani by which the government would be buying power from the latter.

    In the process, Kejriwal said, the Modi government rejected the offer made by Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation to supply electricity at cheaper rates.

    “Rather than accepting the GMDC’s offer to supply electricity at cheaper rates, the Modi government decided to purchase power at much higher rates from the Adanis. Why did Modi do that?”asked Kejriwal during a press conference in Delhi.

    Kejriwal went on to say that after bagging the deal with the government, Adani started blackmailing the government and demanded they be given coal in order to supply electrcity.

    “Instead of reprimanding the Adanis and cancelling their contract, Modi personally intervened to make sure that the Adanis were given coal blocks. Despite this, Adanis unilaterally cancelled their contract for supplying power in 2009. So, in effect, Adanis walked away with coal blocks without supplying the electricity they promised,” said Kejriwal.

    Talking about the land deals in Gujarat, AAP alleged that the Modi government has given around 5.67 crore square meters of land to the Adanis in Kutch, at throw-away prices for the purpose of building an SEZ.

    While the market rate of land was between Rs 200 and Rs 315 per square metre for industrial use and Rs 1000 to Rs 1575 square metre for commercial use, Adanis were given land at less than Rs 10 per square metre. “It translates into an illegal benefit to Adanis to the tune of Rs 1600 crores,” said Kejriwal.


    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/k...-of-corruption-in-latest-expose-545230.html/1
     
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  3. parijataka

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    Why now ? Is Kejriwal compromised with Congress Party ?
     
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    Sanjeev Bhatt Kejriwal ke kandhe pe gun rakhke fire kar raha hai.

    As per BJP's theory he is indeed helping Congress.

    And what a timing!! after Sanjeev Bhatt's wife candidature against Modi, Sanjeev Bhatt passed this informations to Kejriwal & Co. Why can't he call press conference and expose Modi? He can't because no one will believe him after his links with Congress.
     
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    Now we're talking :D
    I don't know how much water these allegations hold but Arvind Kejriwal is becoming an expert of scrutinizing bids and tenders.
    If nothing else, these antics would atleast put pressure on Governments to bring in more transparency.
    Or else every second tender would be made to look like a scam.
    This is a crucial juncuture for many hardline Modi supporters who're also following IAC-Anna-Kejri bandwagon against the incumbent State machinery's corruption.
    Which side do they pick?

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
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    Ohh man Accusing is What we are doing since we are born.

    Feel like setting up a court like the one shown in The Dark Knight Rises movie. Asking Death or Exile. If chosen Exile, than that means Death By Exile or else Death simply by hanging.
     
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    And I want to add one more thing. Why Kejriwal & Co. not fighting elections from Gujarat? Because if they do then Congress is the one whose vote share will drop.

    Keshu Bapa's GPP will not fight in Maninagar why? Because Shweta Bhatt said please don't fight election from this seat and I will defeat Narendra Modi alone . And in back Congress will not fight election in Visavadar (Keshu Bapa's area). Now join the dots.
     
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    Let me be the Devil's advocate here, i fear i am forced to be one in the absence of angels!
    Sure Narendra Modi must be corrupt, every politician nowadays is. But and this is a big But, show me one more man or woman who has developed his/her state more than Mr Modi in the past decade.
    Modi's corruption is more the American Type wherein he takes maybe 10% of businesses then helps them grow , which leads to employment and the spread of far more wealth to the people. What we have at delhi is more the Congolese type which takes 90% and leaves 10% for growth.
    I'd stand with 10% anyday.
     
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    Now, is it right to give land at cheaper rates under SEZ or not ????
     
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    Govt does have transparency and that's why AK can get this info about the deals. Whatever he's doing is looking good for short term but it'll harm country for remote basis. Companies will fear to invest in country. It looks like this guy is nothing but a time bomb right now.If AAP will come in power, his socialistic mentality will take back country in past.
    About picking sides.I guess most of Modi supporters support him for his developmental agenda. And support AK to remove corruption but when AK has already shown off his party's economical policy than well, it's obvious.
     
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    Gujarat Minister Saurabh Patel’s reply to Arvind Kejriwal’s “baseless allegations”

    Ahmedabad, 4 December 2012
    Gujarat minister of state for Energy and Industry Shri Saurabh Patel today termed Delhi based Aam Adami Party’s leader Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s allegations as bogus and baseless. Patel said Kejriwal has made these allegation with motive to defame Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said Arvind Kejriwal’s name has been added to the list of those who are not able to tolerate the love and people’s support being received by Narendra Modi during the assembly election. Patel said not a single allegation can last against Narendra Modi because even in past Congress party had made such types of false allegations but six crore people of Gujarat and others are not ready to believe, because in last 11 years of Modi’s Gujarat experience, people have experienced Modi government’s clear intentions, transparent policies, development and good governance.

    Shri Patel said, “the allegations about financial benefits to Adani group company are baseless. Adani Grou has been given 1700 ha land for the development of port and related works on 30 years lease on BOT basis. Every year rent is taken, and after 30 years this land would be a developed land and the prices worth crores would be returned to the state government.”

    “Another 500 has land was allotted to set up a railway line so that the port could be connected to north India, and it is this decision which has resulted into 250 million cargo transport through this port, and 33,000 crore custom duty income to the central government.”

    “The government of India has approved 10,000 ha land for Adani SEZ, of which only 5590 ha land has been allotted. Rest of the land will be allotted in future is need arises, but its continuously growing prices will be earned by the Gujarat government. Thus the state has protected its future financial gain.”

    “Gujarat has provision of transparent land allotment system, and policy to decide the land prices. Even Supreme Court has approved and admired state government’s transparent procedure on land.”

    “In past, Congress government had allotted lands to industries at throwaway prices. Shankarsinh Vaghela had allotted 33 lakh square meter land at a price of Re.1 to industries. In one case, then Chief Minister had extended 1.50 lakh square meter land allotment proposal to 3 lakh square meter. While the present Chief Minister has not allotted the land at price as low as Re.1 to anybody.”

    “The land allotted to Adani group is non-productive, non-agriculture, padtar land and large part of that land comes under submerged area of sea. It is the central government that has given all permissions. Adani group has developed the land to use it. Present government has not acquired any land from the farmers to allot it to this company. Not only this but the state government has charged 25 times higher rates compare to previous governments while allotting the land. Thus the allegations of allotting land to Adani in Kutch at Rs 300 per square meter price are baseless.

    “PPA agreement with Adani on purchase of power from Adani Energy Power was done in February, 2007 and as per the agreement, Adani was to be paid Rs 2.35 paise per unit for power. This was the lowest rate in entire country, and Gujarat Electricity Board had decided to purchase 1000 MW power through competitive tender bid in which Adani Power had quoted the lowest price to provide power. Adani Power plant purchases imported coal and supplies power to Gujarat government for Rs 2.35 paise per unit. As this rate was not affordable to Adani, the company had gone to Gujarat Electricity Regular Commission(GERC) for rate hike nod, but GERC had rejected Adani’s application. Adani went to tribunal in appeal where again its plea was rejected. Other than this, as per one more PPA agreement, electricity is purchased from Adani at competitive lowest price of Rs 2.89 per unit. Thus the allegations against Narendra Modi on power purchase from Adani can not last on any basis.”

    Reacting to Kejriwal’s allegations on plot allotment to Member of parliament and MLAs in Gandhinagar, Shri Saurabh Patel said this policy exists in the state for a long time when Congress was ruling the state. “In last five years, Narendra Modi has stopped allotting plots to MPs and MLAs, and wherever such land has been allotted at concessional prices, he has stopped selling of such land. Even a public interest litigation has been filed against such a decision in the Supreme Court.”

    Shri Saurabh Patel said, “GSPC’s agreements with Geo-Global and Jubilant Enpro company were approved by Government of India’s Director General of Hydro carbon and Petroleum ministry. Even after this, the agreement has been terminated and the government of India has been asked time and again to do proper procedure on this. But the central government has not reacted to it. Thus there’s no question of giving any benefit to Geo Global or Jubilant.”

    Shri Patel challenged the allegations and said, “Those lying and making such allegations will be publicly challenged and given reply after the election.”

    Also read: Geoglobal:parliament adjourned, Gujarat govt issues a statement

    Adani group issues a statement
    Meanwhile, Adani group has denied the allegations of Kejriwal with following statement:

    Adani Group denies all allegations/statements made by Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and his team against Adani Group at the Press conference today. The land for Special Economic Zone at Mundra was allotted following the process of law. The allegation related to coal supply by GMDC is baseless. Till date we have not received any coal from GMDC. These baseless allegations seem to be motivated and lack deeper understanding of the matter. They do not merit further response.
     
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    Adanis are all over that belt. Mundra port was developed by them. well t0hey practically own the entire.region.
    Modi may have taken some pragmatic steps for.development purpose which does.mean bending over for peoole witg big money.

    Now if the corporates have reneged on their.commitment and no action waw tsken, theb its not right.
     
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    Kejriwal is the latest addition to the list of political buffoons. With out any righteous ideology like Anna, he has become just a noise.

    His disclosure comes like advertisement break in Indian Politics sponsored by certain back benchers.
     
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    At last a thread to cheer up for secular guys
     
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    Seems to be a tornado,

    He will wipe out the whole system and clean it up by New Year so that India can sing "Ring out the Old and Ring in the New"! :pound:

    No one it appears is squeaky clean.

    All grey.

    Some grey and some more grey!
     
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    In his next disclosure Kejriwal may give expose on Himself.
     
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    National Emblem of India - Ashok Stambha
    National bird of India - The Peacock
    National flower of India - The Lotus.

    and then, we have

    National joker of India - Arvind Kejriwal.

    He deserves to be laughed at every time he opens his dirty pie-hole. After seeing him, my faith in even corrupt politicians of Congress has been restored a bit. At the least they are not as casual and unintelligent like him, if they are reformed, they can take the country in a proper direction. But Kejriwal, Nah, he is just a joker, the court jester. At best he deserves to be laughed at, at worst, he deserves to be beaten to pulp and paraded naked through the streets of Delhi while he is bombarded with Chappals, rotten eggs and tomatoes.
     
  19. Drona

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    How morons like Khejariwal becomes IAS ??? These kind of ill-functioning IAS officers are also responsible for bad governance in India.
     
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    The guy is very intelligent mind you. He is not a fool as people are making him out to be. He is extremely cunning, calculative and planning his steps..
     

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