New Delhi: On A day when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oaths the Chief Minister for the third time, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the Delhi Assembly poll results clearly send a message that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah are not invincible. Also Read - 'Hum Honge Kamyab,' Vows Arvind Kejriwal After Swearing-in For Third Term as Delhi Chief Minister
Writing a weekly column in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Raut slammed the BJP for its religion-centric political strategy and poured out praises on Arvind Kejriwal for his developmental works. Also Read - Cuteness Overload! 'Little Mufflerman' Attends Kejriwal's Oath-Taking Ceremony, Steals the Show Yet Again
He went on to say that the BJP, which was looking confident during the Lok Sabha polls, fell like a house of cards when the results of the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 were announced. Also Read - AAP Ki Sarkar 3.0: Arvind Kejriwal, 6 Ministers Take Oath; CM Seeks PM Modi's Blessings For Delhi's Development
“No country is without religion, but religion does not mean patriotism…a follower of Lord Hanuman, Kejriwal brought ‘Ram Rajya’ in Delhi though the BJP almost fielded Lord Ram in this election,” Raut said with a sarcastic note.
He further added that the Delhi election verdict indicates that Modi-Shah are not invincible any longer. “It also points out that voters are not dishonest. Religious whirlwinds were stoked for political gains, but voters did not get carried away,” he added.
The statement from the Shiv Sena leader came after the BJP managed to secure only 8 seats in the 70-seated Delhi Assembly. The AAP, on the other hand, scored a massive victory by winning 62 seats in the Delhi Assembly Election 2020.
He said that the people should get over the myth that only Modi and Shah can win elections, and others will be defeated.
“The common factor between Prime Minister Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is that both are self-centred, but Modi also has huge arrogance and pomposity,” Raut alleged.
He even went on to say that Kejriwal also once wanted to conquer the entire country, but after facing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, he soon realised his limitations and built his party and its network in Delhi.