“They call others tukde tukde gang. But they themselves are tukde tukde party.”
New Delhi: Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for holding a mega cadre meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) amid the heightened tension with Pakistan, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said, “The entire country was pained with the killing of 40 CRPF personnel in the Pulwama terror attack. Our air force took revenge and made us proud by dropping bombs inside Pakistan on February 26. But the pain returned when yesterday Pakistan captured one of our pilots. At a time when the entire country is with the government and the armed forces, the prime minister is busy strengthening polling booths for his party, instead of strengthening the country.”
It must be noted that in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP on Thursday had organised a mega meeting — ‘Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot’ — in which Modi had a direct dialogue with party workers and volunteers via video conferencing.
Kejriwal slammed the PM and the BJP for not postponing the meeting despite the tense situation at India’s international border. He was speaking on the last day of Delhi assembly’s budget session.
As reported by Hindustan Times, Kejriwal called the BJP “tukde tukde party”, and said the country was witnessing two types of politics. “One is at the Centre that is dividing the people of India along caste and religion. The other is our (AAP) government that is fulfilling the dreams of our soldiers by focusing on health, education, jobs, power and water.” He added, “They call others tukde tukde gang. But they themselves are tukde tukde party.”
Referring to Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa’s comment in which he said that India’s air strike on a terror camp in Pakistan on Tuesday had created a wave in favour of PM Modi and would help the party win more than 22 of 28 seats in the state in the Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party’s convener, lashed out, “I want to ask them (BJP) how many soldiers will have to die for them to get 300 seats? Shame on such a party and government.”