Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the way the latter treats the opposition, it seems like he is prime minister of Pakistan. Also Read - PM Modi Indicated COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready in 4-5 Weeks: Karnataka CM
“When a person become Prime Minister, he becomes Prime Minister of the entire country and not just of a particular party. The way PM Modi treats the governments of the non-BJP ruled states, it seems like he is Prime Minister of Pakistan not India,” Kejriwal said. Also Read - Pollution Played Key Role in Severity of 3rd Wave of COVID-19 in Delhi: Kejriwal Tells PM Modi
Kejriwal’s controversial remarks came while he was attending Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s daylong fast demanding special status for his state. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Reminds PM Modi of Unpaid GST Dues at COVID Meet with CMs
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, National Congress chairperson Farooq Abdullah, NCP’s Majeed Memon, Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’ Brien, DMK’s Tiruchi Siva and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav were among those who met the TDP chief to express their support.
Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Ahmed Patel and Jairam Ramesh were also at the venue to express their support.
Naidu’s ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ (a day-long protest for justice), which began at 8 am, is likely to end at around 8 pm. He will also submit a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind on February 12.
Naidu paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat and also to the Ambedkar Statue at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan before sitting on the hunger strike.