Targeting the Centre for the arrest of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs and the controversy surrounding MP Bhagwant Mann, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is so frustrated that he can even get him killed. The AAP convener released a video message on the party’s YouTube slamming the Centre for not allowing the Delhi government to function smoothly.
“In the last few days there have been attempts to crush the Aam Aadmi Party. Ten of our MLAs have been arrested. There was an Income Tax raid at one of our MLAs residence today. They tried to disqualify our 21 MLAs in false office-of-profit case. They suspended our MP Bhagwant Mann. Why all these things are happening?,” asked Kejriwal in the video.
“People say I blame Modi for everything. They say Modi is not doing all this. But there must be some mastermind behind Income Tax, CBI, Delhi police. Who is that mastermind. Is it Amit Shah, Modi ji, PMO. May be on Modi’s direction Amit Shah is doing. But its all happening from the same source. But why are they doing it when its sending negative perception among masses? Insiders tell me that Modi is very angry and he is not thinking logically,” said Kejriwal.
“Different people are giving different reasons for Modi’s anger. Some say he has not been able to digest the defeat in Delhi. Others says Delhi government is doing good work and he is not able to see that. Some also say that the support the Aaam Aadmi Party is getting in Punjab and Gujarat can be behind Modi’s anger. I don’t know why he is angry, but its evident that all the recent decisions have been taken under the frustration. If the prime minister of the country starts taking decision in anger, it’s a dangerous sign. We don’t mind the arrest of our MLAs we are habitual now. But is the country in safe hand?”
He also said that Modi’s anger has also resulted in bitter relationship with the neighbouring countries. “It is because of his anger that India’s relationship with Nepal, with whom we have shared good bonding since ages, has soured. One day you go to Pakistan to wish happy Birthday to there PM, other day you call ISI to probe Pathankot attack and then you blame them for Kashmir violence,” said Kejriwal.
Kejriwal said Modi wants to stay in power by any means. “There are ways to remain in power. Either you do good work like we did by giving free electricity, free water, improving conditions at hospital and and government schools helping farmers. If you will do good work, people will support you. The BJP and Modi have failed on all these fronts. They have fulfilled a single promise in their manifesto. Every section is upset with Modi be it businessmen, students, Dalits, minorities, jewelers, farmers,” he said.
“The other way is to crush your opponent. When there will be no opponent, power will remain with you. They are doing the same. They have crushed all parties, Dalits, Rohit Vemula… but they couldn’t crush us because we refused to bow down. And that is why they are angry and frustrated.”
“I want to urge all volunteers, MLAs, MPs. Its a very critical time. In the coming days things will get worse. They can do anything. They can even kill me. If you are ready to continue the fight then stay together or give it up,” said Kejriwal at the end