Delhi’s CM video message to PM Modi: AAP protests against Pak, BJP protests against Kejriwal

While AAP had planned to hold the protest outside the Pakistan High Commission, it was denied entry inside the diplomatic area.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 5, 2016 1:32 pm
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A day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sent a video message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to “unmask” Pakistan’s “dirty propaganda” about the Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the LoC, the capital witnessed two protests connected to the issue Tuesday. One was held by the AAP, to protest against Pakistan and its media, while the other was held by the BJP, to protest against AAP chief Kejriwal whose remarks, claimed the party, amounted to “seeking proof” of the strikes.

While AAP had planned to hold the protest outside the Pakistan High Commission, it was denied entry inside the diplomatic area. The party finally held the protest outside the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

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Over a 100 AAP supporters and leaders raised slogans like Pakistan Media Haay Haay and Pakistan hosh mein aao, slamming Pakistan for refusing to admit that the “surgical strikes” had taken place. Party workers also raised slogans such as Bharat Mata ki Jai and Vande Mataram.

While AAP offered its support to the central government, it continued to seek the same thing Kejriwal had asked asked for, and over which he had been attacked by the BJP: a response to Pakistan’s “false propaganda”.

“We have several differences with you, but we are with you on issues of national interest,” said AAP’s Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey, as he addressed a gathering of party workers inside the Chanakya Puri police station where he, along with other senior AAP leaders, were detained. They were released later.

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Saying the party “completely trusted the Army”, Pandey said, “Our Army has given muh tod jawab (befitting response) to terrorists, we want a similar “muh tod jawab to Pakistan’s propaganda”.

He also criticised the BJP for “questioning Kejriwal’s intentions”, claiming that Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s comment on the issue “exposed the BJP’s petty politics”.

Responding to the video, Prasad had said the AAP leader should answer whether he “believed in the Indian Army” or not.

Meanwhile, AAP workers claimed that the protest was held to project “national unity and integrity”.

“It is a matter of national interest. We are with our country. He is our Prime Minister too,” said Mukesh Kumar, a contractual worker at the Delhi Secretariat.

Kumar said, “We want evidence of the strikes too”, but quickly added “that’s a different issue”. “The international media is criticising us. We must give them evidence,” he said.

Another participant, auto-rickshaw driver Bhagwan Swami, said the AAP’s protest should not be interpreted as the party’s “support for BJP”. “We are not supporting the BJP. We are opposing Pakistan for the wrong things it is doing. We are also Indians,” he said.

“Our Army has done a great job… we are supporting them. Pakistan has refuted it (strikes), it will demoralise our Army,” said AAP member Kadambari Yadav.

“Our party believes in doing the right thing,” said Yadav, adding that the protest was held to display the AAP’s support for the country and the armed forces.

Meanwhile, at a protest held by the BJP’s Delhi unit near Kejriwal’s residence, the party accused him of providing “veiled support” to Pakistan.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhayay, who led the demonstration along with Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, accused Kejriwal of working for “foreign agencies” who were trying to “destabilise” India.

“Never has the country seen a Chief Minister commenting on Army operations like Kejriwal did… this is against constitutional propriety…,” said Upadhayay.

Gupta said it was “disheartening” when a Chief Minister “demanded proof” of Army operations.

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    Saurabh
    Oct 5, 2016 at 3:37 am
    Looks like bjp is more worried about aap than .
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      Mathura
      Oct 5, 2016 at 2:28 am
      Surprising Surprising instead of protesting against pak for propagating lies and false hood these gentlemen wearing a b are protesting against persons who are asking that government should expose pak by not merely political statements but some thing more solid.
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        Mathura
        Oct 5, 2016 at 4:37 am
        Fake desh bhakts chest beat more by calling names and using beaten adjectives which is best representative of their knowledge level of vocabulary or the vocabulary they are being taught in their training.
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          Amit
          Oct 5, 2016 at 5:28 am
          Ppl should unit. BJp n media doing just opposite of it.
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            Aly Mohammmed
            Oct 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm
            Surgical strike - done by BJP or Congress or any other party, there is no problem to reveal the truth. Being citizens, everyone has the right to know If the country govern by safe hands or not.
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              Rajesh
              Oct 5, 2016 at 11:39 am
              AAP is party of a, iapa and syapa.
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                aw
                Oct 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm
                Why is KAJRIWAR bent on destroying his political fortunes by disturbing the GREEN VOTERS ? He should have offered the heartfelt apologies for MODI'S action of having arranged the forced suppositories treatment to relieve the terroristic constipation of the Establishment supported non state actors and actresses of STAN ?
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                  Bharat Pindolia
                  Oct 5, 2016 at 4:44 am
                  Take the w AAP party members, Chitambaram and Sanjay Nirupam to POK and leave them there once they have seen the evidence !
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                    kamal
                    Oct 5, 2016 at 6:11 am
                    BJP govt taken the decision and Army implemented it. This troubling leftist or their supporters like kejriwal who always work against nation interest. Same on students of JNU and Delhi public elected kej as their CM. Time to shift capital from Delhi as Delhi public failed hold nation pride
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                      epsarathy
                      Oct 5, 2016 at 5:16 am
                      It is alright for the army to thump it's chest. But why does 56"now shrunk to 46" thump it's chest.the latter should thump their chests over gharwapasi agitation, bottlingcow', gaurakshaks,teasing beef eaters, and their universally acknowledged record lt;br/gt;holder for hugging foreign leaders. Definitely there was surgical strike as in the past by the army, but not by these chest thumping lympets.
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                        pais
                        Oct 5, 2016 at 5:46 am
                        BJP's criticism is completely misplaced. Kejriwal has not said anywhere that he doubts that the surgical strikes took place. He has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes and has requested him to counter the false stani propaa. Prasad is trying to make an issue out of nothing.
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                          Krredy
                          Oct 5, 2016 at 4:05 am
                          Arvind Kejriwal is a perverted person and psycho came to power with shadow image of Anna Hazare . Talks for the proof of surgical operations like an . Does any country exhibit such proofs to other nations ? Too silly Mr Kejri. You have crossed all the limits @Delhi. Always engage in rupture with L.G. Delhi. You say no money to purchase even ball pen and no powers for you, but spent more than 500 crores for ads. in print and electron media not only in Delhi but throughout India as if it is your own money as if you earned in your business. bath ulta karna band karo crazy kezri. !! Now it's time for Delhites to throw you out from Delhi, Punjab as your cabinet and party is filled with corrupt rogues and character less fellows.
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                            Mohanan k
                            Oct 5, 2016 at 4:39 am
                            Miracles are still happening!!!lt;br/gt;KEJRI withdraws his ANT NATION VENOMOUS TONGUE and TEETH' but still can't hide all of that and some VENOMOUS TEETH are getting exposed.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;KEJRI and AAP men are playing an insincere drama to confuse people by making statements as if they love and trust the NATION and INDIAN ARMY, but suious on INDIAN ARMY's claims on SURGICAL STRIKE.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Causes of all these HYPOCRISY and sudden changes are coming PUNJAB ELECTION and loss of supporters in huge number based on KEJRI's Anti nation tweets and talkslt;br/gt;But PUNJAB election is a SURVIVAL CASE for AAP. People of PUNJAB are very proud about INDIAN ARMY and very sensitive on insults and actions to discredit the INDIAN ARMY.lt;br/gt;So KEJRI and AAP MEN make a sudden U TURN by a night. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But INDIANS have better IQ by memory power. They will NOT forget by a night KEJRI's recent tweet about ISOLATION of INDIA among other nations after UMRI TERROR ATTACK and KEJRI's supports to JNU Students to conduct anti nation campaigns
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                              Kanwar Lal Kamboj
                              Oct 5, 2016 at 5:10 am
                              The media and BJP leaving no chance to push AK in controversy. Using even ANNA HAZARE to paint AK as ANTI-INDIA. AK only commented : while commending Modi on the surgical strike. As a propa war started on this by PAK worldwide, the same needs to be combated by INDIA. Whats wrong in it?
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                                K. Bhaskaran
                                Oct 5, 2016 at 6:01 am
                                I think all is not well with BJP and its Government in the Centre. They are spreading a lot of misinformation about Modi's governance and performance. The people have a feel that news are being tutored and censored. Any item of news on unemployment statistics, unkept promises etc. are not allowed to be published or restricted. When even a small event where Mr. Modi shows his face is widely published. There is a hue and cry when Opposition parties ask for some proof of our surgical strikes in the LOC which created a doubt in the mind of people that the surgical strike was sheer imagination.
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                                  lohit joshi
                                  Oct 5, 2016 at 2:05 am
                                  Aap is full of corrupt people and non sense people. Why should our nation reveal the secret by providing the proof for surgical strike.. such a non sense guy Ak is
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                                    Ashok Mazumdar
                                    Oct 5, 2016 at 7:08 am
                                    Ravi Shankar Prasad's Own Sister is Married to Rajiv Shukla- Now Cong MP, IPL Chairman And an Old Media Extornist from Foot Path of UP. Any thing coming out from his mouth is full of Confusion and Tragedy.
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                                      AMIT MATHUR
                                      Oct 5, 2016 at 7:25 am
                                      Arvind Kejriwal is foxing with nation and central govt.Govt. should not give any proof to Arvind Kejriwal,P.Chidambram etc. We know Indian army has carried out surgical strikes on LOC.
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                                        M Kumar
                                        Oct 5, 2016 at 5:13 am
                                        THE MOST WISE DECISSION OF OUR FAMILY WAS TO RESIGN FROM AAP MEMBERSHIP BEFORE 2014 ELECTIONS AND WE VOTED FOR MODI. THE WAY ARVIND KEJRIWAL HAS LED AAP - IT WILL NEVER GET NEXT CHANCE IN DELHI. I ADVISE ARVIND KEJRIWAL TO VISIT PONDICHERRY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND SEE IN PERSON HOW - KIRAN BEDI- WITH HER DETERMINATION - HAS CLEANED THE CITY. THE DRAINAGES, NALIS, HAS BEEN CLEANED 1ST TIME AFTER FRENCH LEFT. SHE HAS WON THE HEART OF GENERAL PUBLIC. EVEN CONGRESS GOVT OF PONDICHERRY RESPECTS HER EFFORTS. IN COMPARISION TO HER ARVIND IS PROVING JUST A DIRTY LOG .
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                                          AkbMs
                                          Oct 5, 2016 at 3:16 am
                                          AAP (Aam Aadmi of Pak) and Kongr are sugar-coated poison tablets. One needs to read between their lines to see the hidden poison.
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                                            chandrakanth
                                            Oct 5, 2016 at 6:59 am
                                            when kejrival and company doubts, there must be some reason-why don't they give their reasons ,if any. Or is it they have to criticize Mr. Modi for a mosquito buzzing in Timbuktoo? Is Kejrival sure that his name is Kejrival and not Agarval or Jaiswal? He seems to be doubting Mr. Modi from the time he came to power(!).I thought delhi people had some intelligence.
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