Kejriwal resorts to old dramas ahead of every state poll: BJP

Hitting Mr Kejriwal, the BJP spokesperson said it was “surprising” the AAP leader did not say US President Joe Biden was also afraid of him.

Hitting Mr Kejriwal, the BJP spokesperson said it was “surprising” the AAP leader did not say US President Joe Biden was also afraid of him.

The AAP resorts to the ‘old drama’ it does before every state poll, the BJP said on Sunday and accused Arvind Kejriwal of glorifying corruption, hours after Delhi’s chief minister claimed the party in power in Gujarat was shaken.

BJP spokesman Sambit Patra called Mr Kejriwal a “megalomaniac” who considers himself a god after seizing power in two states.

He always claims before a state ballot that his party is winning and others are “shaken”, Mr Patra said.

It appears that Mr Kejriwal’s certificate on honesty and dishonesty is more important than that of the judiciary, he said.

Hitting Mr Kejriwal, the BJP spokesperson said it was “surprising” the AAP leader did not say US President Joe Biden was also afraid of him.

The AAP has “disintegrated” in Himachal Pradesh and its chairman in Uttarakhand has left the party even though Mr Kejriwal has made sweeping statements about his party’s prospects in those states, Mr Patra said .

Reacting to Mr Kejriwal for claiming his party was ‘kattar imandaar’ (hardcore honesty), he said it was in fact ‘kattar beimaan’ and corrupt.

No government has seen so many of its ministers resign on various charges in such a short time as the AAP waiver, Mr. Patra said citing Jitender Singh Tomar and Sandeep Kumar, among others.

The leader who took a ‘commission’ from the liquor trade compares himself to ‘Kanha’ (Lord Krishna), the BJP spokesman said and called him ‘bayan bahadur’ (one who talks big). Mr Patra also accused Delhi’s chief minister of “glorifying” corruption.

Earlier in the day, Mr Kejriwal launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, accusing them of trying to ‘crush’ the PAA in the name of fighting corruption amid fears a defeat in the Gujarat polls.

Addressing the first-ever national conclave of his party’s elected representatives, Mr Kejriwal also alleged that the Modi government had tried to indict his party’s ministers and leaders in bogus corruption cases because the BJP “n unable to stomach the growing popularity of AAP in Gujarat”.