New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “fake” nationalism and asked “which nationalist PM” gets a chief minister of a national capital “attacked”. (Catch Action of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here) Also Read - Delhi Records 10,732 COVID Cases in Highest Ever Single-Day Spike
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said, “Modi’s nationalism is fake. Modiji’s nationalism is cheating. Modiji has created a fake ‘mayajaal’ (illusion) of nationalism… you will see the truth beyond this ‘mayajaal’.” Also Read - Lockdown in Delhi Only If Health System Collapses, Says CM Kejriwal; Terms 4th COVID Wave 'Extremely Dangerous' | Key Points
His allegation comes a couple of days after he was attacked during a roadshow in Delhi. A man had reached Kejriwal’s open-air vehicle in the rally and slapped him while he was campaigning for his party’s candidate Brijesh Goyal. Goyal is pitted against BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi and the Congress’ Ajay Maken from the New Delhi Parliamentary constituency. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Registers 7,897 New Covid-19 Cases, Active Case Tally Touches 28,773 Mark
Following the attack, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had said, “Do (Narendra) Modi and Amit Shah now want to get Kejriwal killed? They couldn’t beat him for five years… now they want to remove him from the way in this manner.”
Meanwhile, in a setback to AAP, its Bijwasan MLA Devinder Sehrawat joined the BJP earlier in the day. Last week, AAP had alleged that BJP was trying to buy its MLAs ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.
Kejriwal had alleged that the saffron party was approaching his MLAs and was offering them Rs 10 crore each to switch sides. However, BJP leader Vijay Goel had claimed that his party needn’t resort to such tactics as AAP MLAs were anyway disenchanted with the party and were trying to get out.