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Centre punishing AAP govt in Delhi for supporting farmers' stir: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that the BJP-led Centre was trying to punish his government for supporting the farmers' agitation

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Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister on Sunday alleged that the BJP-led Centre was trying to punish his government for supporting the farmers' agitation by creating hurdles in its functioning with the new law that gives primacy to the Lieutenant Governor.

Addressing a farmers' 'mahapanchayat' in Haryana's Jind district, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener asserted that he is ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of farmers who are agitating against the three central agri laws.

He went on to say that anyone who opposes the farmers' stir is a "traitor".

They (BJP) have brought a Bill in Parliament to punish Kejriwal. We bore the brunt. They are punishing us for supporting farmers' agitation, said Kejriwal, while lashing out at the Centre for the enactment of the Government of Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill in March.

The chief minister said all powers will be now be with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

What kind of law is this, he said, adding that his party despite winning 62 seats would have no power.

He claimed that each member of the BJP had said in Parliament that Kejriwal was punished for supporting farmers' agitation.

I want to tell them that our 300 farmers have laid down their lives. For the sake of this agitation, even if Kejriwal dies we are not scared of your punishment, he said.

He said he was ready for any sacrifice for the farmers' agitation.

Today farmers are seeing us as their well-wisher. Whatever punishment the central government wants to give me, I do not care, he said.

Kejriwal said that it is the responsibility of every Indian who loves his country to support the farmers.

Any person who is with this agitation is a patriot and the one who is against the farmers' agitation is a traitor, he said.

He said that his government in the capital carried out various development works be it setting up schools and hospitals, free water, etc in the last six years and alleged that the BJP was putting stumbling blocks to disrupt the works that were being done for the Delhi people.

He claimed the BJP, despite being the most powerful party in the country, has failed to deliver in the areas of education and health, while his government has made significant progress.

I want to tell the BJP that for building schools and colleges and serving people, there is no need for power. There is a need for intent. You have so many powers but your intention is wrong, he said.

Kejriwal does not have power and but our intent is clear, he said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, April 04 2021. 17:11 IST
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