Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday said that the BJP-ruled Centre and his government were fighting a “holy war”, like the “Kauravas and Pandavas.”
Kejriwal also dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stall the development of Delhi.
The Delhi chief minister’s statement came on a day Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav became the 10th and 11th AAP legislators respectively to be arrested by the Delhi Police.
A visibly furious Kejriwal slammed Modi for “unleashing” probe agencies like the CBI and ED after his party legislators.
“He (Modi) could not digest his defeat. They have put all the agencies behind us but could not unearth a single act of corruption. It’s a holy war akin to the war between Kauravas and Pandavas,” Kejriwal said after inaugurating the 3.40 km elevated corridor between Vikaspuri and Meerabagh here.
The AAP chief warned the Prime Minister that if he “does not stop putting spanners”, then BJP will meet the same fate in Punjab, Goa and Gujarat “like it did in Delhi where its strength got restricted to three MLAs.”
“Nripendra Mishra monitors all the files but has failed to find corruption. In the BRT corridor case, BJP even alleged that I pocketed Rs 15 crore, but failed to prove anything in this regard. I challenged Modiji to stop the development of Delhi. I challenge Narendra Modi to stop our reforms being brought about by our education minister Manish Sisodia,” he said.
Kejriwal cited an anecdote he heard in Gujarat that while political rivals are jailed in the national capital, such persons are “encountered” in the BJP-governed western state. “We are on the path of truth and we will win.”
Later in a tweet, Kejriwal also claimed that his government saved around Rs 110 crore in constructing the flyover despite the Centre’s “efforts to scuttle” the project.
“Another flyover inaugurated 2day. Sanctioned cost- 560 cr. Actual- 450 cr. Savings-110 cr. This despite all efforts of Modi govt to scuttle,” he tweeted.
The corridor will make five intersections on the stretch signal-free benefitting those travelling through Janakpuri, Vikaspuri, Tilak Nagar, Jawalaheri and Paschim Vihar. PWD Minister Satyendar Jain was also present at the event.
In the construction of eight-lane Bhalswa Flyover, a section of Vikaspuri-Wazirabad road project, the PWD had saved Rs 20 crore while the agency had saved Rs 15 crore in the construction of Burari flyover.
(With PTI inputs)