NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called former Maharashtra revenue minister Eknath Khadse a ‘traitor’ for his alleged conversation with Dawood Ibrahim, and lent support to Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who has been jailed for sedition.
In a video message, Kejriwal said that Patel had been charged with sedition even though he did nothing against the country but there is no action against Khadse.
“There is a minister from Maharashtra (Eknath) Khadse sahab. Records of Khadse’s conversations with Dawood Ibrahim, who works against the country, have come to light. In this case, Khadse is a traitor and not Hardik Patel. The government does not take action against Khadse sahab. It takes action against Hardik Patel. How is Hardik Patel a traitor? Traitors are leaders like Khadse,” Kejriwal said in a video posted on Aam Aadmi Party’s Twitter handle.
Khadse has previously denied that he had any conversation with Dawood.
Kejriwal said one may not agree with Patel or have a difference of opinion but he has not acted against the country.
First Published: Jun 05, 2016 07:01 IST