Two Uttar Pradesh BJP leaders today lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for accusing the Narendra Modi dispensation of turning the Union government’s relationship with the state government into an “India-Pakistan situation”.
“Whatever Kejriwal has stated correctly placed him in the category of the head of the enemy country,” said Surya Prakash Paul, general secretary of BJP’s western Uttar Pradesh unit, and Avdhesh Sharma, general secretary of its youth wing.
Kejriwal, also the national convenor of AAP, had said in the first edition of his ‘Talk to AK’ show yesterday that his government would have achieved four times of what he managed in 17 months had the Centre not put “obstacles” and “if they would not have made this an India-Pakistan situation.”
“(Kejriwal) keeps one eye closed towards laudable acts of the Union government whereas the open eye sorts out certain points to show the Union government as his foe,” they said.
The duo said: “Pakistan conspires to destabilise India and Kejriwal attempts to weaken the BJP.”
Kejriwal had alleged that the Centre was trying to “break” the AAP government in Delhi and that BJP president Amit Shah was micromanaging the CBI, adding, “but every dog has his day and all these will soon come to an end.”
The BJP leaders said such utterances “emphatically” give an impression that the former tax-man was “losing his balance of mind and decency in behaviour”.
They asked Kejriwal to clarify whether he spent “hundreds of crores of rupees on advertisements mostly for self-publicity from his own pocket or from party’s fund?”
The duo termed Delhi government’s measures like the “odd- even” scheme and its promise to provide free wi-fi a “ruse” to save face because of his government’s failures.
“Kejriwal should remember that Delhi is an international city hence sensitive issues cannot be handed over to the state,” they said, referring to his promise to conduct an “opinion poll” on full-statehood for Delhi and bringing subjects such as police and land under the jurisdiction of the state government.