Reacting to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal's visit to the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said the people were fed up with his "lies".
"Entire country is saddened by his comments supporting Pakistan and people are fed up with his lies, and I believe his words have no meaning," Rupani said, when asked about Kejriwal's tirade against his government during his ongoing four-day visit.
Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Purshottam Rupala said people were protesting against Kejriwal because of his comments seeking proof of Army's surgical strikes in PoK.
"Did (BJP president) Amit Shah conspire to make his rally unsuccessful? He (Kejriwal) should understand that after the surgical strikes, he went asking to provide proof to Pakistan. People are protesting because of this, and don't try to link this with Amit Shah," Rupala said.
Kejriwal and AAP had alleged that Shah was trying to stop his Surat rally.
State BJP president Jitu Vaghani termed Kejriwal's comments during his Gujarat visit as "political stunt".
"He is doing a political stunt to stay in the media glare and and blames our national president. I would like to ask him and Delhi public wants to know, have you fulfilled many of your promises made to them?" sai Vaghani.
Kejriwal, visiting Gujarat ahead of next year's Assembly polls, met families of youths killed during Patidar reservation agitation last year.
He addressed a public rally in Surat today and termed Amit Shah a "traitor" while calling the Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel "true patriot".
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