Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Tuesday that the Centre will attempt to “destabilise” the Delhi and Himachal Pradesh governments. He called the imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand a ‘murder of democracy’.
The chief minister also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the visit of the Pakistani joint investigation team to probe the Pathankot terror attack. Kejriwal said the “overture” of the Prime Minister towards Pakistan was aimed at “securing” either a Noble Peace Prize or the Prime Minister has got into some kind of “deal” with Pakistan.
Kejriwal was speaking on the lieutenant governor’s address in Delhi Assembly. Leader of opposition, Vijender Gupta, and two other BJP legislators walked out in protest stating the CM was speaking on issues which are not related to the L-G’ speech.
Accusing the BJP of resorting to “horse trading” in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand, Kejriwal said that an Intelligence Bureau officer told him that a big industrialist has asked to “buy” AAP MLAs.
“The BJP was left with three seats in Delhi elections nine months after getting a historic mandate at the Centre. Then Bihar happened. The BJP knows it will not win a single election in the next two years so it has resorted to goondagardi. They will try it in Himachal Pradesh and Delhi next. In Delhi, they plan to suspend 21 MLAs first and then attempt to buy 23 more,” he said.
Questioning the visit of the Pakistani JIT to probe the Pathankot terror attack, Kejriwal alleged that Centre’s decision may have been influenced by a “deal” struck between Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.