Rajnath slams Kejriwal’s ‘work from jail’, targets for Maliwal’s attack

File Image of Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh addressing a public meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. (Photo”: PTI)

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday criticized Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a poll here in the national capital, saying he has disappointed the people of Delhi by insisting on running his government from prison.

Singh, who was holding a roadshow in support of North West Delhi candidate Yogendra Chandolia, also claimed that the BJP-led alliance will win over 400 seats and Narendra Modi will return as Prime Minister for the third time in a row.

“It has happened for the first time in the history of India that an imprisoned Prime Minister has claimed that he will run the government from there. We have heard about work from home, work from office but it is the first time we are witnessing work from jail Kejriwal has disappointed the people of Delhi,” Singh said.

The Defense Minister also lashed out at Kejriwal over the alleged attack on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal at his residence.

“A woman was beaten in the ‘sheeshmahal’ (a reference to the official residence of Delhi CM) and Kejriwal did not even say a word about it. His accused PA was seen with him in Lucknow from where I am contesting the elections.” Singh said.

“The Chief Minister of Delhi had no shame and should be shown the door,” he said.

The senior BJP leader also trained guns in the Congress and said it has nothing to do with nation building.

Kejriwal has insulted his guru Anna Hazare, who wanted him not to join politics, and the Congress also broke the faith of Mahatma Gandhi, who advised that the party should be dissolved after independence, Singh said.

“I assure you on behalf of the BJP that someone here may betray the people’s trust and may not fulfill what he says, but our party will stand with the people and maintain their faith and trust,” he said.

Urging people to vote for BJP candidates in the Lok Sabha polls, he said the Modi government has made India the world’s fifth largest economy in seven to eight years after coming to power in 2014 . India was also poised to become the world’s largest economy. be the third largest economy by 2027, he said.

Singh claimed that India would become a superpower and that no power in the world could stop the country from achieving its goal.

“We do not want to become a superpower that attacks or takes control of any country. India is a country that believes in the philosophy of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam (the world is a family),” he said.

Three days before the end of the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in the national capital, the top leadership of the BJP, including party chief JP Nadda and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, have launched an attack on the INDIA bloc opposition tightened and claimed that the Modi government was on its way to a major victory.

The BJP chief took part in roadshows of BJP’s South Delhi candidate Ramvir Singh Bidhuri and Chandni Chowk candidate Praveen Khandelwal.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma held a roadshow in support of West Delhi BJP candidate Kamaljeet Sahrawat and addressed a public meeting in South Delhi constituency during which he also targeted Kejriwal.

“The one who promised to eradicate corruption in Delhi is now completely immersed in corruption,” accused Sharma.

He claimed that the country has undergone a transformation after 2014 under Modi’s leadership.

“After 2014, the economy, which ranked 11th globally, is now the fifth largest. In the next two years, India will become the third largest economy and subsequently the largest economy in the world,” the Rajasthan CM said.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also campaigned for the party candidate in the North West Delhi constituency.

Elections to seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will take place on May 25.

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First print: May 22, 2024 | 7:04 am IST