Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday made a sensational claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may ‘get me killed’ as he asked AAP MLAs to be ready for “ultimate sacrifice” in the wake of “unprecedented crackdown” by the BJP government.
Accusing Modi of acting in a “perpetual state of rage and anger”, the AAP chief wondered if the country was in “safe hands.”
Calling the current period “very critical”, Kejriwal told AAP volunteers, MLAs and Delhi Government Ministers that things will get worse in the coming days and exhorted them to “leave” for now if they are not strong enough.
He said, “I want to tell all the volunteers, MLAs and Ministers that this is a very critical period. You think over it, talk to your families. This is going to get worse in the coming days.
“He (Modi) can go to any extent and may get us killed.
“He may get me killed as well. Talk to your families and see if you are ready for the ultimate sacrifice. All the MLAs will anyway have to go to jail. If you are ready, then stay with us or if you have weaknesses, then leave.”
In a 10-minute video posted online, Kejriwal also added, “Modi has lost all sense of proportion and is hell bent on vanquishing the AAP.”
Kejriwal’s attacks on Modi came in the wake of back-to-back arrests of two AAP MLAs taking the total to 11, filing of FIRs against Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal and Income Tax raid on Chhattarpur legislator Kartar Singh Tanwars premises.
The BJP hit back at Kejriwal over his “shameful” attack on the Prime Minister and asked him to not blame Modi for his failures and instead act against his party leaders “involved” in various crimes.
“Kejriwal’s comments are shameful. We condemn them. He used to harp on morals and spoke against corruption but has been unmasked. He now stands for protecting his corrupt colleagues, many of whom are involved in various crimes, including trying to cause riots to grab power,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
Kejriwal, who had called Modi a “psychopath” and “coward” in the past, said the country would be in danger if the Prime Minister starts taking decisions guided by “no rhyme or reason but anger.”
“For me, the biggest reason to worry is the fact that if a country’s PM starts taking decisions in anger then the country will be in danger. Who knows he might be doing the same when it comes to many such decisions.” he said.
(With PTI inputs)