Extending support to Hardik Patel, Kejriwal urges to book Eknath Khadse under sedition

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that Hardik Patel never spoke a word on dividing the nation, whereas Eknath Khadse had links with someone who is an enemy of the nation.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2016 1:05 pm
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Extending his full support to Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who has been in prison for almost eight months on charges of sedition, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday reiterated his demand to book Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse under sedition, as he is facing charges of impropriety and alleged links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

“Gujarat govt shud withdraw sedition charges against Hardik Patel. He is not guilty of sedition. Khadse is. Book khadse under sedition,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Earlier, in a video message, Kejriwal defended Hardik Patel saying that all he had done was raise his voice for his own people, not against the nation.

“Hardik Patel is in jail for the last eight months and he has been charged with sedition. People told me that they are very upset with this. What is the mistake of Hardik Patel? He raised his voice for Gujarati’s and fought for their rights. He never raised voice against the nation. He never spoke of breaking the nation,” he said.

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He also said that Patel never spoke a word on dividing the nation, whereas Khadse had links with someone who is an enemy of the nation.

“Now, there is a Maharashtra Minister, Khadse sahib. His alleged conversation with Dawood Ibrahim, who is the enemy of the nation, came to light. That way Khadse is ‘deshdrohi’, but government takes no action, instead, it takes action against Hardik Patel,” he added.

Patel was arrested on October 19 last year by the Rajkot Police after an FIR was filed against him at the Paddhari police station in connection with the matter.

Yesterday, Khadse resigned from his post following allegations of impropriety with regard to a land deal and alleged calls from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

He met Fadnavis amid reports, that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had begun the process to act against him.

The development came after Fadnavis met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi late on Thursday night, hours after he gave a report to BJP chief Amit Shah on Khadse.

The most senior minister in the Fadnavis government is facing serious allegation over an illicit land deal and his cellphone allegedly appearing in the call records of most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

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  1. S
    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm
    BJP's true color now showing up.
    1. B
      Bijan Mohanty
      Jun 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm
      Hardik Patel's detention is illegal and reminds one of British days. THe action will prove very costly for MOdi. Gujarat moving away from BJP towards AAP.
      1. D
        Jun 8, 2016 at 10:44 am
        ABOLISH reservation - world has moved and days of congress looting INDIA has gonelt;br/gt;WHICH OTHER COUNTRY HAS RESERVATION ? (ANYTHING PROVEN MY MERIT IS COMPEIVENESS) people were quing for government job in congress loot raj for getting extra in a way of bribe and government houses
        1. D
          Jun 8, 2016 at 10:50 am
          Who is not on reservation? 80 % of Indian on reservation for WHAT put them in ARMY, street cleaning,
          1. J
            Jun 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm
            Kejriwal has habit of supporting anti national people this is not the first time earlier also he supported JNU student also who were shouting anti national slogans.Kejri should remember hardik case is prejudice ,his such irresponsible statement can affect judicial proceedings....
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