‘Is Sunita Kejriwal new Delhi CM?': BJP's Bansuri Swaraj attacks AAP | Latest News India - Hindustan Times

‘Is Sunita Kejriwal new Delhi CM?': BJP's Bansuri Swaraj attacks AAP

Apr 02, 2024 06:47 AM IST

BJP candidate Bansuri Swaraj attacked AAP after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was taken to Tihar Jail in the Delhi excise policy case.

BJP leader Bansuri Swaraj attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday after a court sent Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody, asking if Sunita Kejriwal will “officially” take over as the new CM of the national capital.

BJP candidate for Lok Sabha elections Bansuri Swaraj (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
BJP candidate for Lok Sabha elections Bansuri Swaraj (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

The attack came after Sunita Kejriwal said the people of Delhi will respond to "dictatorship".

Unlock exclusive access to the story of India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now!

Bansuri Swaraj, Delhi BJP secretary and the party's candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, also hit out at the INDIA bloc for trying to “mislead” people of the national capital. She called the Opposition's rally in the Ramlila Maidan on March 31 “a flop show”.

Bansuri Swaraj asked the party to clarify if Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal "is now officially the chief minister because she is using the Delhi chief minister's chair to give the media messages".

Read more: Kejriwal sent to judicial custody in Tihar till April 15

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested last month in connection with the liquor policy case. Since then, his wife Sunita Kejriwal has read out several messages by the AAP chief. The BJP claims she will become the chief minister of Delhi.

The AAP should also tell why its leaders are being denied bail by the courts in the "liquor scam" case, Swaraj said.

AAP chief spokesperson Priyanka Kakkar slammed the comments made by Bansuri Swaraj, saying that BJP has been left “utterly shaken” by the “overwhelming public support” for Kejriwal and the party at the rally on Sunday.

Read more: Delhi excise case: ED acting as 'persecuting agency', K Kavitha's lawyer tells court

Kejriwal playing the ‘victim card’, says Swaraj

BJP leader Bansuri Swaraj alleged that the only reason why Arvind Kejriwal skipped nine ED summonses and did not appear before the agency for questioning until elections are announced was so that he could play "victim card" after his arrest.

She also claimed that at the INDIA bloc's Ramlila ground rally on Sunday, most of the chairs were empty when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was giving a speech, indicating that the rally did not receive public support.

Read more: 'Kejriwal didn't share passwords': 10 takeaways from ED's remand application

Bansuri further said that Trinamool Congress, AAP and other left parties in the INDIA bloc are “deceiving” Congress as the grand old party did not get a single seat in the states ruled by them.

However, AAP's Kakkar retorted that the INDIA bloc stood "resolutely united" against the "rampant dictatorship" that has "thoroughly unsettled" the BJP.

(With inputs from PTI)

Discover the complete story of India's general elections on our exclusive Elections Product! Access all the content absolutely free on the HT App. Download now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Narendra Modi Live Updates, Arvind Kejriwal News Live, Election 2024 along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
Share this article

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On