New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging he encourages those who harass women on social media.
At an event at Talkatora Stadium to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon Dr BR Ambedkar, Kejriwal said, “It's very disappointing that those who abuse women and others on social media are followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. How are these people daring to abuse eminent personalities on social media. They are getting encouraged because PM Modi is following such people on social media, he is inviting them at PM's official residence and clicking pictures with them.”
“I feel that if Babasaheb Ambedkar was alive today, he would have requested them to not garland his portrait with flowers, but learn to respect women,” he added.
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"Babasaheb gave three words liberty, equality and fraternity...They say don't chant Bharat Mata ki Jai in Kashmir and beat them up who don't say it in the rest of the country. There's no freedom of speech in the country. There's no equality. There's no fraternity. They say one is a patriot and the other anti-national, Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri, JNU wallah and non-JNU wallah," he also said.
Those who are making a mockery of the Constitution should not "pretend" that they respect Ambedkar by garlanding him at his birthplace. They are dividing the country, Kejriwal said in an apparent reference to Modi.
"I just want to say, Modi is not country, RSS is not Parliament and Manusmriti is not the Constitution," Kejriwal said to a rapturous applause at an event at Talkatora Stadium to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon.
RSS calls for a review of the quota system while the Prime Minister says he is "in favour of reservation", the Delhi Chief Minister said and wondered whom the BJP was "fooling".
Projecting AAP as a party of the poor and Dalits, Kejriwal said, the Centre was planning to include "Savarkar" in school curriculum while the Delhi government plans to "teach" Ambedkar.
(With PTI inputs)