New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the ruling BJP for using the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name after his death for political gains.
Amid proposals to rename landmarks after Vajpayee, including the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, Kejriwal expressed his disapproval with a tweet said that "such an attempt won't fetch the BJP votes, but changing the name of the Prime Minister might".
"Changing name of Ramlila Maidan after Vajpayeeji will not fetch votes. BJP should change the name of the Prime Minister to get some votes because people are not voting on his name," the Aam Aadmi Party chief tweeted.
Both the Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and the mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Adesh Kumar Gupta have denied any such plan.
Tiwari said there was no question of renaming the Ramlila Maidan and some people are just "trying to create a controversy" around it. "It's a deliberate attempt to spread lies," he said.