New Delhi: ‘What kind of politics the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is doing’, asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after casting his vote for the Delhi assembly election 2020. The Delhi CM also alleged that the saffron party had been mocking him ever since he recited ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on a TV channel. Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae Affect! Heavy Rains Expected In UP, Delhi, Haryana on May 19-20
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“Ever since I chanted Hanuman Chalisa on a TV channel, the BJP people are constantly mocking me. Yesterday I went to Hanuman Temple. Today BJP leaders are saying that the temple was defiled by my visit. What kind of politics is this? God belongs to everyone. God bless everyone, even those in BJP” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi. Also Read - 'Very Dangerous': Virus In Singapore Can Be India's 3rd Wave, Warns Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
His tweet comes after BJP’s Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari said Lord Hanuman got impure when the Delhi Chief Minister removed his shoes and carried a garland with the same hand.
“Woh (Arvind Kejriwal) pooja karne gaye the ya Hanuman Ji ko ashudh karne gaye the? Ek haath se joota utaarke, ussi haath se mala lekar…kya kar diya? Jab nakli bhakt aate hain na toh yahi hota hai. Maine pandit ji ko bataya, bahut baar Hanuman Ji ko dhoye hain. (Did Arvind Kejriwal go there to offer prayers or impure the Lord Hanuman? He removed his shoes and held a garland for the deity in the same hand. This happens only when a fake devotee offers prayers. I asked the priest. He told me Lord Hanuman was repeatedly bathed)”, Tiwari told reporters earlier in the day.
Notably, Tiwari was referring to CM Kejriwal’s visit to a Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place, a day before the voting for Delhi Assembly elections.
Meanwhile, AAP leader Sanjay Singh also lambasted Tiwari over his comments on Kejriwal, saying that there could not be a lower and disgusting statement than what he said.
“Delhi ke CM ko itni achoot bhavna se dekhti hai BJP? Is se zyada gira hua aur ghatiya bayan ho nahi sakta. Abhi bhi aap us yug mein hain jahan daliton ko mandir mein pravesh nahi diya jata tha.Shri Ram bhi ab BJP ko nahi bacha sakte. (Does BJP looks at the Delhi CM with such ideas of untouchability? There cannot be a lower and more disgusting statment than this. You are still in that age when dalits are not allowed to enter temples. Now even Lord Ram cannot save the BJP)”, said Singh.