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IndiaCountry's freedom, Constitution, democracy in danger: Kejriwal targets BJP

Country’s freedom, Constitution, democracy in danger: Kejriwal targets BJP


Bathinda, May 26: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked the BJP, saying the country's freedom, Constitution and democracy are in danger and called upon Punjabis to once again be at the forefront to save the nation.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said the people of played a big role in the country's freedom movement.

“So many sacrificed their lives for the sake of freedom. Today, our country's freedom, Constitution and democracy are in danger,” Kejriwal said during a townhall programme with the traders and industrialists in Ferozepur.

Kejriwal, who is on interim bail until June 1 in the Delhi excise policy case, sought support of the people of Punjab and said that they need to come forward and be at forefront in the fight to save the Constitution, democracy and freedom in this country.

Kejriwal attacked the BJP on various issues during his roadshows later in Bathinda and Hoshiarpur as well.

Referring to his arrest, he said, “On March 16, the general elections were announced and they arrested me on March 21. They arrested me, my party leaders Sanjay Singh, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, and then Modi says in Delhi let's fight election.”

Asserting that he “did not do corruption of a single rupee”, the AAP supremo said he was arrested because Prime Minister Modi is “scared” of him.

“He (Modi) thought that Kejriwal will campaign in entire country and the BJP's seats will come down, therefore, send him to jail,” he said.

Targeting the BJP-led Centre, the AAP leader said that several opposition leaders have been jailed and “then they say, let's fight election”.

“In Maharashtra, Modi ji broke the NCP into two parts, snatched its party and its symbol, divided the Shiv Sena into two parts, snatched its symbol, arrested Hemant Soren (ex-Jharkhand chief minister) before the polls and then he says let's fight election,” said Kejriwal.

“Like in Pakistan, they arrested Imran Khan, snatched his party, symbol and after what they did to his party they then held elections and won. Had Imran been out (not jailed), his party would have won, everyone knows.

In Bangladesh, (PM) Sheikh Hasina put all opposition leaders in jail and then held elections and won,” he added citing more examples.

Escalating his attack on the BJP regime, Kejriwal said, “Hamare desh ke andar bhee ab tanashahi ho rahi hai (Dictatorship is now taking place in our country too)…If at this juncture we do not defeat Modi, then democracy, Constitution will not be saved.”

“I have not come for myself. I have come here to appeal to save the country,” he added.



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