Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. This was his second meeting since the registering a historic win in Delhi assembly elections in February this year.
Speaking to reporters after his meeting with Modi, Kejriwal said, “I told PM that we may have ideological and political differences but for Delhi’s growth, state and centre, we needed need to work together. I also told him ‘you help us, we will sparkle Delhi straightaway. And you can take the credit.”
Kejriwal said he had also told Modi how ‘orders and decisions’ passed by him were ‘instantly declared null and void by Central Govt.’
Earlier in June, Kejriwal had complained that Modi had refused to meet him.
Both these leaders were engaged in bitter war of words during Delhi assembly elections with PM Modi even calling the Delhi CM a naxal and someone who only knew how to stage protests on the streets.
Kejriwal and his party have always accused the PM of avenging the humiliating defeats in Delhi elections by causing ‘continuous’ disruptions in his ability to run the government effectively.
More recently, he had renewed his attack against Modi during his recent public meeting with the Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in Delhi accusing the prime minister of sending paramilitary forces to his secretariat and ‘usurping powers’ of ACB.
However, Modi tried to bury differences and reached out to Kejriwal by wishing the latter on his birthday. While thanking him for his wishes, Kejriwal had informed Modi that he will like to meet him to ‘apprise him’ on the situation in Delhi government.