New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had insulted veteran leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, by not letting them contest the Lok Sabha elections this year. (Catch LIVE Updates of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here)
He added that the attitude of the Prime Minister went against the Hindu culture which teaches people to respect their elders.
“The way Modi has insulted L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi is completely against the Hindu culture. Hindu culture teaches people to respect their elders and not insult them.”
In another tweet, he said, “People are talking about why Modi is insulting Joshi and Sushma (External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj).” He adds that one who couldn’t back his own elders won’t have anyone’s back.
Former BJP president and Lok Sabha MP Joshi said he has been asked by his party to not contest the general elections, a development in line with the party’s decision to not field many of its veterans, including its founding member and longest-serving chief Advani.
Kejriwal then added a tweet explaining how his Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has made lives easier for residents. The Chief Minister claimed that the CCTV cameras in the national capital were stopped by the Centre but deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Minister Satyendra Jain sat on dharna to get them working again. He added that the Centre had been sitting on the Jan Lokpal Bill for the past four years.
Responding to Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s allegation, made at a rally earlier in the day, that AAP government had not done nothing, Kejriwal tweeted, “Savings done by AAP: Electricity Rs 2500, water Rs 1,000, medicine Rs 2,500, school fees did not increase Rs 5,000 which totalled to saving of Rs 11,000 Loss done by Modi-ji: Gas Rs 1,000, Metro Rs 2,000 (two people), Petrol/Diesel Rs 5,000, Price rise Rs 8,000 totalled to a loss of Rs 16,000.”
Singh had taken potshots at Kejriwal by alleging that the AAP government had done nothing to improve people’s lives.