Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the BJP and its allied groups of doing “gundagardi” in the name of making people say “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.
Addressing the National Council of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal said the tens of thousands who thronged the Ramlila Maidan when Gandhian Anna Hazare fasted in 2011 shouted the slogan “from their heart”.
“Now they say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai bolo, nahi toh marenge’ (Say Bharat Mata ki Jai, otherwise you will be beaten),” he said.
“They are doing gundagardi! ‘Gundagardi ke bal pe Bharat Mata ki Jai bulwana chahte hain.’ (They are threatening people to shout Bharat Mata ki Jai.) Everyone is angry with them.”
“See what they are doing in Kashmir,” Kejriwal said, in an obvious reference to the clashes between Kashmiri and non-Kashmir students at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar.
“They took vote in the name of ‘vikas’ (development) and forgot it after (the Lok Sabha) elections,” he added.