'Please, don't': Kejriwal's Bhagat Singh comment draws flak

Updated on Feb 18, 2022 06:46 PM IST

Punjab Congress, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir criticised Kejriwal's comment on Bhagat Singh. 

Kejriwal on Friday responded to the allegations brought against him by his former aide Kumar Vishwas, (ANI)
Kejriwal on Friday responded to the allegations brought against him by his former aide Kumar Vishwas, (ANI)
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal, who has come under fire following Kumar Vishwas's claims regarding his proximity with separatists, on Friday said freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was also called a terrorist. The comment did not go down well with the Congress and the BJP as they condemned the comment. 

After Punjab chief minister Charanjit Channi appealed to PM Modi seeking an investigation against Kejriwal, the Delhi CM said he must be the sweetest terrorist of the world who wants to build schools and hospitals for people. 

The reference to Bhagat Singh drew sharp reactions from other political leaders. Former cricketer and BJP leader Gautam Gambhir tweeted, "Bhagat Singh sacrificed his body for the country, got it cut into pieces but did not allow his country to be broken into pieces. Shameful to take his name for power."

 

Punjab Congress objected and said the comparison is a disrespect to the national hero. "We object @ArvindKejriwalcomparing himself with Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Kejriwal apologised to Majithia, an infamous culprit in drug trade. He also colluded with anti-Punjab terrorists for votes. To compare himself with Shaheed Bhagat Singh is disrespect of our national hero!" it tweeted.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi slammed Kejriwal and tweeted, "Please for your politics don’t compare self to the brave man of Mother India, Shaheed Bhagat Singh."

 

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