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Gujarat Model development 'fake', says Anita Pratap AAP leader

Gujarat Model development fake, says Anita Pratap AAP leader

Kochi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate and journalist-turned-politician Anita Pratap Saturday accused BJP of riding on a propaganda wave, saying that the Gujarat model of development was "fake".

"BJP's is the biggest propoganda... When it comes to education and health care, Gujarat's performance is below national average. Gujarat model is a fake developmental model," charged Pratap, who is the AAP candidate from Ernakaulm Lok Sabha constituency for the April 10 polls.

Congress had gone out of the race and it was going to be a fight between AAP and BJP at the national level, she claimed at a 'Meet-the-Press' programme here.

"Congress is out of the game. Even their own ministers P Chidamabaram, Jayanati Natarajan and sitting MPS, are not willing to fight it out," Pratap said.

Despite facing an uphill task due to organisational weakness, the AAP was 'very active' in the social media, she said adding the party was leaving no stone unturned to woo the 1,00,000 odd first time voters in the polls from Ernakulam.

Taking a dig at Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over his popular Mass Contact programme to address people's grievances, she asked why was Chandy acting as a "clerk"?

On joining the political bandwagon, Pratap said she was here for long term and was not planning to run away after the poll battle.

Women's security and empowerment, future of the youth, providing drinking water starved areas, were among the issues she said she was highlighting.

Domestic violence and sex scandals are rampant in the state which is shocking, she said, adding that her vision is to make Kerala Model a reality again and give a new future for the younger generation.

Admitting that they were facing several issues as there was no organisational structure, she said AAP was a "rocket launch".

"Though there is no dearth of volunteers, the lack of organisational structure was causing some confusion.

"However, there is people's support. So organisational weakness will be compensated," she said.


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