Idea Exchange With Manoj Tiwari

Talking to Indian Express, the newly-appointed Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari says his party views the statehood issue with seriousness, admits that demonetisation has caused problems but believes it will bring long-term benefits, says the Centre’s next Budget will “bring happiness” and lists Nitish Kumar as among the rival party leaders he admires. On question of his remarks on full statehood, manoj Tiwari said, “As soon as I became the Delhi state president, Kejriwalji attacked me personally twice and on both occasions, his comments had no basis. He first showed a supposed retweet of mine, from some fake ID, to show that I abuse women.”