It seems like Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be at loggerheads for quite some time. Raking up the hornet’s nest, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday attacked BJP for being “anti-hindu” and instead a party found on mercenary values. If the post is given a closer look, one can spot the Delhi Chief Minister rallying for the Gujarat elections by criticising the incumbent BJP government in the state.
Written in Hindi, the post says, “ BJP claims that it is a party affiliated to the interests of Hindus. However, why were Patels beaten and flogged in Gujarat last year? Weren’t they Hindu? A few months back, Dalits were beaten in Una district. The video featuring their bashing was widely circulated on social media platforms and the entire world witnessed how they were mistreated. If BJP is a party of Hindus, then why did they let this happen? The truth is, that BJP is not a party for Hindus. It is based on values of greed, money and power. When it comes to power and money, BJP won’t even spare their dearest.”
Prior to this, while launching AAP’s campaign for 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls, Kejriwal attacked BJP president Amit Shah, equating him with “General Dyer” and tried to woo Patidar community by calling Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel as a “patriot”.
Referring to violent clashes between the members of Patel community and police last year, he said “Who gave the firing orders on Patidar quota agitators on August 26 (2015)? They were citizens of India and not terrorists. 14 youths died in the police firing. Everybody knows who gave the orders…it was Amit Shah.”