New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he is lucky to have not met the fate of former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya, who was shot dead way back in 2003.
Speaking at an Eid-Milan function in Babarpur here on Monday evening, Kejriwal said someone has told him he should consider himself lucky since his MLAs are just being sent to jail.
“Somebody told me, ‘Kejriwal ji, you are very lucky’. I asked why. They said, ‘Aapko toh jail hi bhej rahein hai. Nahi toh Gujarat mein toh Haren Pandya jaise aapka patta hi saaf kar sakte thhe (You are only being sent to jail. Or else in Gujarat they could have just eliminated you like Haren Pandya),” the Aam Aadmi Party chief said, as per The Indian Express.
Kejriwal claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP were hell-bent on putting all AAP MLAs behind bars so as to derail the Delhi government.
“He is trying to derail the government in Delhi. All the good officers have been transferred out of Delhi. They throw our MLAs in jail. We have to remember the sacrifices made by Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose. This is the second freedom struggle. All MLAs have to get ready to go to jail,” said Kejriwal.
Kejriwal, who just returned from a trip to Gujarat, said people there were fed up of the BJP rule.
“I went to Gujarat the day before. I traveled 200 km from Rajkot to Somnath. There were people on both sides of the road all the way. They said these people have destroyed Gujarat. The electricity bill for 400 units in Delhi is Rs 1,100 but that in Gujarat is Rs 2,200. Schools and hospitals are in bad condition. The people are fed up. They are waiting for elections so that AAP can form government in Gujarat. People are ready for AAP in Goa too and a recent survey said AAP will win at least 100 of 117 seats in Punjab,” he said.