In a stinging attack on the Centre, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, no government in history with such an overwhelming mandate had been “harassed” the way the AAP dispensation is being “targeted” and accused the BJP of reneging on its poll promises.
He also made a politically loaded attack on Narendra Modi during his reply to the debate on Budget proposals, on the last day of the session, saying peoples’ view has been that, the Prime Minister was creating hurdles for the AAP government. He said he has been requesting for an appointment with Modi “who seems to be too busy” and also slammed Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, for frequently declaring his government’s orders as “null and void”.
“We pass orders and the Lt Governor declares them null and void. Even the Congress had not harassed the BJP when it was in power in Delhi. I have been trying to meet the PM but it seems I have a bad luck. He’s too busy,” Kejriwal said. He also held Modi responsible for “creating” a peculiar situation with Delhi having two home secretaries and two heads of elite Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB).
“It has never happened in the history of the world especially after getting such a huge mandate. What Advaniji is saying is not wrong, it seems. Everywhere people are saying that Narendra Modi is not letting Kejriwal work,” he said.
Accusing the NDA government of failing to contain price rise, the Chief Minister also asked what happened to BJP’s key electoral promise of bringing back black money stashed abroad.
“Before elections, BJP had promised they would bring back black money, now they are saying they will make us do yoga and asking everyone to bring their mats.
“Before elections they had said they would get rid of price rise and post polls, they launched the Swachh Bharat campaign which is not bad. But they should have tried it before elections just to see how many votes they’d get,” he said.
The AAP leader said, BJP had a negative campaign before the Delhi Assembly polls, due to which it was reduced to three seats and if this continues they will be reduced to 3 in Bihar as well.