1. Arvind Kejriwal calls BBC reporter corrupt during interview, says he doesn’t agree with Anna Hazare on demonetisation; watch video

Arvind Kejriwal calls BBC reporter corrupt during interview, says he doesn’t agree with Anna Hazare on demonetisation; watch video

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lost his cool and slammed a BBC Hindi journalist when asked some questions on demonetisation issue during a Facebook Live interview.

By: | Published: November 19, 2016 3:57 PM
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lost his cool and slammed a BBC Hindi journalist when asked some questions on demonetisation issue during a Facebook Live interview. Kejriwal even questioned the credibility of the BBC journalist and almost called him corrupt.

Arvind Kejriwal is known to have made wild allegations against several individuals in past including some of the richest businessmen of the country. In recent times, he had been severely critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a host of issues.

Following the announcement of demonetisation by PM Modi, Kejriwal has opened a new war against Modi government along with allies like West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. On some occasions, he has even threatened of cash riots.

Kejriwal claims that 55 people have died because of the demonetisation. During the tensed interview with BBC Hindi, Kejriwal lost his cool and started shouting when he was asked how he could directly link the death of people to demonetisation.

“There are some of your brothers, who have some courage and humanity left. They are going and talking to people standing in queues,” he said initially.

When the journalist repeated his question, Kejriwal said: “The people are seeing how honest a BBC journalist is. 55 people have died because of the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 ban. But this BBC journalist says the deaths cannot be linked to demonetisation. This is his honest journalism,” Kejriwal said pointing his finger towards the journalist.

The journalist repeated that this is a serious issue and we cannot directly link the deaths to demonetisation. However, Kejriwal said: “I feel ashamed that journalists like you say that the deaths cannot be linked to demonetisation. How will we link? How did they die? And you say that there is a little inconvenience.”

When the journalist told Kejriwal that one of the Aam Admi Party’s MP had visited BBC office and said that he had asked his driver to stand in the bank queue, Kejriwal didn’t comment on this. Instead, he said, “What are you trying to say? That 55 people have not died?”

Earlier during the interview, Kejriwal had said he doesn’t agree with social activist Anna Hazare on demonetisation. Hazare had supported PM Modi’s demonetisation move.

Kejriwal’s claim of 55 deaths due to demonetisation, however, cannot be verified with any independent agency.

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  1. S
    Nov 20, 2016 at 7:02 am
    AK is right. The interviewer is frivolous and flippant. The interviewer is also argumentative. We're keen to know Arvind Kejriwals' perspective not the journalist's.BBC should train the journalists before sending them on such an ignment. AK has always answered every type of question but when the journalist is trying to mock him, AK is justified in losing his composure a bit. But to his credit, AK did not get storm off the sets like many of our more senior politicians. Kudos AK.
    1. A
      Nov 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm
      This person knows nothing except raising allegations against the government in power. And it is the bad side of Indian politics that such people are elected by the common man, Partially once and totally the next time. We could only hope that such donkeys are not entertained the next time and ever.
      1. A
        Nov 20, 2016 at 6:16 pm
        It the same reason why Americans chose Trump and people of Delhi chose Kejriwal..."It's Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment!!"
        1. U
          Umesh Gopalakrishnan
          Nov 19, 2016 at 11:35 pm
          Why is BBC wasting time interviewing this moron Kejriwal? Its sad that the capital has elected him. When the w country of honest tax paying citizens of the country are supporting the move by the PM on demonitisation, this insane Kejriwal and the insane didi of West Bengal Mamta have joined together to mislead the nation.
          1. K
            Nov 20, 2016 at 12:56 am
            Kujli Arvin meets Kujli Didi
            1. Gladson Uchil
              Nov 19, 2016 at 4:33 pm
              Bankrupted by demonetisation, the supposedly upholders of propriety in public life have lost their marbles!
              1. P
                Nov 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                Why you interviewing this maniac and wasting your and our time? He has picked a habit of politicizing everything. Ignore him!
                1. Kanwaljit Singh
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 12:02 am
                  Why Modi Govt did not stop hundreds of crores of Political Funding given in Cash . Modi's own BJP party refuses to come under the purview of RTI act with respect to funds it receives. Poor people dont know and will never know that first things needed to be done first. They are being only sacrificial lambs. About 75% of Political donations( Hundreds of Crores) only given in cash less than Rs 20000. Modi ji you seriously want us to beleve this ? Why you did not take this step first to stop this corruption before putting your countrymen to torture of exchanging notes?
                  1. Murthy Suppusamy
                    Nov 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm
                    More than 2.5 Lakh people are dying because of road accidents each year in India??. Can he put responsibility on Chief Ministers? Can he ask that police file FIRs agains the Chief Ministers and Ministers of each state for these deaths?
                    1. S
                      Nov 19, 2016 at 11:01 am
                      This no brainer is not used to answering questions (just like his friend rahul i). He wants to lie and make baseless accusations and then walk off. Why the is the media even allowing this. How many people have died due to dengue, chicken-gunya, pollution and other diseases due to lack of medical facilities in Delhi, does he even know. Politicians like him are a shame in the civilized world. Its time Delhi revolted and threw him out.
                      1. pramod
                        Nov 20, 2016 at 12:18 am
                        His name should be arvind allegation ...he is same person told court that he has no proof against Jaitley he is out on bail
                        1. R
                          Ramesh V
                          Nov 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm
                          It looks like demonetization has very badly affected Kejri and he has probably lost heavily. Unless he cools down he may get a heart attack. That will make it 'Ab tak chhappan'.
                          1. S
                            shallu aggarwal
                            Nov 20, 2016 at 12:44 am
                            he is a cheat...during his entire service..he remained posted in delhi..courtesy sonia n jindal...he never was given any job responsibility...courtesy...even his entry into IIT is in question as he is unable to prove that he took Entrance exam.(in fact he did't..courtesy jindal..he is not only a nautaki but sick and mentally corrupt..a time will come when the public (he seduced ) will stone him when his dirty (real picture ) will be in the open
                            1. S
                              Suman kumar
                              Nov 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm
                              There is a Questions. If your father or brother will die in this situation then what will u say........is it the same thing?Don't do this type of comment on any one death please!!!!Responsibility should be taken by any one and do help by providing some fund to that family who is suffering from this situation.Aur sabse ahm batt !Hugna hai to Toilet use Kro ......Social network nhi.
                              1. U
                                Uday mohite
                                Nov 19, 2016 at 10:59 pm
                                बावला भौकला गया बहुत बडा नुकसान हुआ होगा ये वही है ना जिसने कभी औरो को टुल्ला कहा था
                                1. V
                                  vinay khedkar
                                  Nov 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm
                                  We do not need to listen this person. He has lost his mental balance.
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