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‘If Modi returns, Amit Shah will be Home Minister’, says Kejriwal in Goa

Addressing a public rally in the state, where the party is contesting both Lok Sabha seats and three of the four assembly seats in the bypolls, Kejriwal said it wasn’t an exaggeration that the current elections are a battle to save the country.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2019 09:04 IST
Gerard de Souza
Gerard de Souza
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Arvind Kejriwal claimed that Goa’s economy will take a hit if the BJP president Amit Shah becomes the home minister.
Arvind Kejriwal claimed that Goa’s economy will take a hit if the BJP president Amit Shah becomes the home minister.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
         

Delhi Chief  Minister  and National Convener of the Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal said Amit Shah could become India’s next home minister.

 Addressing a public rally in the state, where the party is contesting both Lok Sabha seats and three of the four assembly seats in the bypolls, Kejriwal said it wasn’t an exaggeration that the current elections are a battle to save the country.

 “If  Modi  becomes the PM (again), then Amit  Shah  will become the home minister. Last time Amit  Shah  did not contest the Lok Sabha election. Now he is contesting from Gandhinagar. And just think what will happen to the  country  if  Shah  becomes the next  home  minister.”

 The Delhi chief minister claimed that Goa’s economy will take a hit if the BJP president Shah actually becomes the home minister.

 The Delhi chief minister said Goa is fortunate that there hasn’t been any mob lynching. This, he said, would change if the BJP returned to power at the centre.

“If  there are even three mob lynchings in Goa, tourists will stop coming and think how that will affect Goa’s economy, your jobs and businesses,” Kejriwal  said.

 He also sought to draw a parallel between Nazi Germany’s leader Adolf Hitler and the BJP.

 “2019 is do or die election to save India and the Constitution. In 1931, Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany. After three months of becoming Chancellor, he changed Constitution and stopped elections,” Kejriwal said.  

 “The BJP is following the model of Adolf Hitler’s Germany, where Narendra  Modi  wants to be Prime Minister for life,” Kejriwal  said.

 Kejriwal also claimed there was a nexus between Pakistan’s Prime  Minister  Imran Khan, who recently said that a return of the Narendra  Modi government would be better for India Pakistan relations, and Prime  Minister  Narendra  Modi.

 “Imran Khan says  Modi  should be PM. What is cooking between Imran Khan and Modi? Why is Imran Khan concerned? Why does he want  Modi  to win? Pakistan  will  never get a better PM than Modi, who is poisoning India. What Pakistan could not do in 70 years, Modi and Amit Shah  have done in five years by dividing India society,” Kejriwal  said.

 Goa votes on April 23 with two Lok Sabha seats up for grabs as well as four state assembly bypolls. The results of all six seats will be declared on May 23.

First Published: Apr 14, 2019 00:43 IST

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