Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised many eyebrows when he declared that the next general elections would be between PM Narendra Modi and the rest of the country.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised many eyebrows when he declared that the next general elections would be between PM Narendra Modi and the rest of the country. Kejriwal was present at the release of Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari’s book titled as Tidings of Troubled Times during which he made this hard-hitting declaration. Sharing the stage with Kejriwal and Tewari on Thursday was a disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha. According to Indian Express, Sinha, at this juncture is in the crosshairs of the BJP for having criticised its way of handling the economy.
Kejriwal said that the country is leaving under ‘pervasive fear’ and it is not ready to compromise on its freedom. “The people are going to fight the 2019 elections. Parties will not fight….The battle is going to be between your (pointing to Sinha) leader, your big leader and the people,” the Delhi CM said. He further said that whether the Opposition will come together or not is a matter of ‘arithmetic’, ”which is also “necessary in electoral politics, but the way I can see the churning that is happening among the people.”
Tewari was reminiscing about the time when the first AAP government in Delhi was backed by the Congress and the AAP had backed the Opposition candidate in the Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections. Yashwant Sinha taking a dig at the BJP said that “company in which I have been photographed will send some message…. But I must also say that I don’t really care because… I am past caring.”