Dalit murders, Vyapam scam, Lalitgate, Vijay Mallya: Kejriwal attacks Modi govt on 2nd anniversary

The Modi government on Thursday completes two years in office.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2016 4:36 am
New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal coming out of Patiala House courts after a hearing in a defamation case against him filed by Finance Minister Arun Jailtey, in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI5_19_2016_000367B) New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal coming out of Patiala House courts after a hearing in a defamation case against him filed by Finance Minister Arun Jailtey, in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI5_19_2016_000367B)

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an account of his government’s achievements over the last two years in an address at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh Thursday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal posted a series of tweets which started with ‘Dear PM Sir’ and ‘Dear @narendramodi ji’, and went on to criticise Modi over a number of issues.

Kejriwal, who has repeatedly attacked Modi over the turf war in Delhi, his college degree and several other issues, posted eight tweets in one hour, on the day the Prime Minister completed two years in office.

He began his series of tweets with, “Dear @narendramodi ji, 2 years ago, u promised that Team India shall not be limited to PM but include CMs. Now u conspire to destabilize CMs.”

Kejriwal, who has 7.94 million Twitter followers, followed it up with: “Dear @narendramodi ji, 2 years ago, you promised new courts & doubling number of judges but even tears of the CJI haven’t made you act.”

Raking up some controversies that have taken place during the NDA government’s tenure, he said, “Dear @narendramodi ji 2 years ago u promised corruption-free governance but are silent (like Manmohan ji) on Vyapam, Lalitgate, Mallya, Khadse.”

He added, “Dear @narendramodi ji 2 years ago u promised to reduce Non Performing Assets of Banks but allowed defaulter Vijay Mallya to flee from India.”

Kejriwal also mentioned the death of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula, tweeting, “Dear @narendramodi ji 2 years ago, u promised education for Dalits but remained silent on Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder.”

He added, “Dear @narendramodi ji 2 years ago u promised farmers minimum profit of 50% over input cost but despite thousands of suicides u refuse to act.”

Kejriwal also claimed that security has become a matter of concern for many citizens under the NDA government. “Dear PM sir, everyone feeling insecure. Even senior women journos facing filthiest abuses n serious threats by those who u follow.” He added, “Dear PM sir, minorities, students, Dalits being targetted. Traders, jewellers, businessmen disappointed/angry.”

In his last tweet of the series, Kejriwal wrote, “Dear PM sir, those who say Bharat Mata ki Jai in Kashmir n those who don’t say it outside Kashmir are being attacked.”


CM writes to PM, seeks grant-in-aid

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Kejriwal has urged him not to leave Delhi out while providing grant-in-aid for local bodies.

Here are Kejriwal’s tweets:

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