“What Pakistan and ISI could not do in 70 years, the BJP has done in three years,” Kejriwal said, adding that those who were trying to create this divide were “ISI agents and traitors disguising as nationalists”.
NEW DELHI (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday launched a broadside against the BJP, accusing it of “polarising” the country, and said the saffron party has realised the goal of Pakistan of dividing the nation in just three years of its rule.
Without naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, Kejriwal said the AAP is “not like a Napolean” whose intention is to win every state election, but its real purpose is to change the system.
“The country is going through a difficult time. The BJP is trying to divide the country by pitting Hindus against Muslims and Muslims against Hindus. What could be the biggest dream of Pakistan other than seeing India divided?” Mr Kejriwal said.
He said the BJP is trying to weaken the country by polarisation.
“What Pakistan and ISI could not do in 70 years, the BJP has done in three years,” he said, adding that those who were trying to create this divide were “ISI agents and traitors disguising as nationalists”.
Mr Kejriwal was addressing Aam Aadmi Party volunteers at the party’s national convention on the occasion of its fifth anniversary at the Ram Lila Maidan here.
Scores of AAP volunteers and party leaders from several parts of the country were present for the national convention.
Kumar Vishwas, who has had an uneasy relationship with the party leadership, also addressed the crowd.
The chief minister also raised questions about the death of CBI court judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case in which Amit Shah was prime accused, and said even judges were not safe under the BJP rule.
“The circumstances in which Loya was found dead have raised various questions,” he said.
Urging people in the poll-bound Gujarat to “uproot” the BJP, Kejriwal said the entire nation was looking at Gujarat and praying for the BJP’s defeat. The AAP is contesting in a few seats in the western state.
“Voters should vote for a candidate or party that is winning and capable of defeating the BJP. Our aim is to uproot the BJP. Make sure that the BJP loses,” he told the gathering.
Mr Kejriwal claimed that the BJP is the “father” of the UPA in corruption.
Falsehood is the Hallmark Of Modi Govt: Arun Shourie
“But we should not be surprised at this…. falsehood has become the hallmark of this government,” he said.
Mr Shourie also stressed that we should not examine what a person or leader has been doing for a long time but examine their work “minutely”.
Citing Mahatma Gandhi, he said: “Very important point that Gandhiji use to make ‘don’t go by what he has been doing but go by his character’ and ‘what can you learn about his character?’.
“And we have missed that twice both in the case of (former Prime Minister) V.P. Singh and Narendra Modi. They just say whatever is convenient at the moment,” he said.
He also urged the people to not go by the thing by what Modi is saying now, but go by what he has been saying all along.
Slamming the government over the short winter session of Parliament, Mr Shourie said: “Today we are surprised by the centralisation of the power but that is the Gujarat model.
“We have been surprised as the cabinet has reduced to a nullity but that is the Gujarat model… we are surprised by the fact that the Parliament has been reduced to the status of the state assembly but that was the Gujarat model… and all the agencies and institutions are being the instruments of a coterie but that is the Gujarat model.”
He also slammed the government over issues like intolerance, violence and even the debate over ideological differences.–IANS