New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Tuesday took a jibe at the BJP in the wake of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) huge win in the 2020 Delhi Assembly Election, targeting the party for Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s ‘current’ remark against the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters in the national capital’s Shaheen Bagh. Also Read - Chandrashekhar Azad Detained Ahead of Anti-CAA Meet in Hyderabad, 'No Permission,' Say Cops
Notably, Shah, during the election campaign, had urged the voters to press the voting button so hard that ‘its current is felt at Shaheen Bagh.’ Also Read - ‘PM Modi Should Listen to Voice of People,’ Says Chandrashekhar Azad as he Joins Protesters in Shaheen Bagh
Speaking at Bhopal’s Iqbal Maidan, where a Shaheen Bagh-like protest has been going on since December 10, Azad said, “They said that Shaheen Bagh will feel the shock. But look at them now, they are hiding from the media after the shock that they got.” Also Read - Court Modifies Bail Conditions, Allows Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad to Visit Delhi on Condition
Counting of votes for the single-phase Delhi Assembly Election, which took place on February 8, was done on Tuesday.
“The educated people of Delhi have replied to the question whether the public is powerful or the Centre’s Narendra Modi-led BJP government,” Azad, who is currently out on bail in connection with December’s Daryaganj violence case, added.
The BJP has come under severe criticism for targeting the Shaheen Bagh protests in its poll campaign, led by Home Minister Shah. However, despite its best efforts, the party managed to win just eight seats, up from three in the 2015 Assembly polls.
Congress, meanwhile, drew a blank yet again as it failed to win even a single seat for the second consecutive Assembly polls in Delhi, which it governed for 15 straight years, under the late Sheila Dikshit, from 1998 to 2013.