Arvind Kejriwal slams Prime Minister, urges him to spend public money judiciously

   Sep 22, 7:06 pm

Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh), Sept 22 (ANI): RTI crusader and India Against Corruption ( IAC ) member Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday lashed out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over his remark that 'money doesn't grow on trees.'

Addressing a news conference here on Saturday, Kejriwal urged Dr.Singh to handle public's money cautiously.

"I just want to say this to the Prime Minister that money doesn't grow on trees. A man really sweats hard at work to earn money. Even a poor man, rickshaw puller in this country pays taxes. When a rickshaw puller buys soap or a matchstick from a shop then he pays taxes. So the government charges tax from everybody and gives Rs. 13,00,000 crore subsidies to big companies. So I just want to tell Prime Minister to be careful about public money as it doesn't grow on tree, a man works day and night to earn that money and then he pays taxes," Kejriwal said.

Commenting over the steep price rise in recent years, Kejriwal urged the government to reduce the burden of common man.

"The electricity tariff in Delhi has been increased twice the existing rates in last one and a half to two years. It has become very difficult for ordinary people to pay this increased electricity bills. These electricity tariffs have been increased not because these electricity companies are running in losses, they are running in profits, these electricity tariffs have been increased due to huge corruption and to benefit the electricity companies. We have very strong evidence to show that there is a collusion between the electricity companies, Delhi electricity regulatory commission and the Delhi government," he added.

Earlier, the city's electricity regulatory commission, while announcing the tariff slab, had said that the domestic consumers would have to pay almost 26 percent more for power from July 01. (ANI)

'A Passionate Eye' exhibition at National Museum extended till September 10 Aug 22, 9:16 pm
New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): For the first time ever, the National Museum has organized an exhibition showcasing a private collection of works, which C L Bharany and his late father collected from across India. The exhibition, titled 'A Passionate Eye', was originally conceived as a 34-day show slated to conclude on August 14, but has been extended till September 10 in the wake of warm public reception.
Full Story
Amit Shah appeals for development in AP, Telangana Aug 22, 9:16 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah today addressed a rally in Hyderabad, appealing to BJP workers to take Andhra Pradesh and Telangana forward towards growth and development together as brothers.
Full Story
Tamil National Alliance leaders meet Manmohan Singh Aug 22, 9:16 pm
New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Friday.
Full Story
Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy passes away Aug 22, 8:56 pm
Bangalore, Aug.22 (ANI): Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy has passed away here today.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY