Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a jibe on his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, saying it is difficult to understand if he is a chief minister or a ‘dharna mantri’ (protest minister).
Addressing an election rally in Delhi, Adityanath said, “It is different to know if he is a chief minister or a ‘Dharna Mantra’. Whenever a development scheme came, he sits on a protest. Is it appropriate for a Chief Minister to sit on a protest?”
“Two years ago, Uttar Pradesh was infamous for potholes in roads and bad electricity condition. When I entered Delhi today, I saw that AAP has converted Delhi into potholes,” he added.
The UP chief minister was speaking in support of cricketer-turned-politician and BJP’s East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Gautam Gambhir. He also launched a scathing attack on AAP for its coalition talks with the Congress.
“AAP emerged against the corruption of the Congress but now they are restless to contest elections with them. In a democracy, if politics is done without principles then it is dangerous for the society and the country,” he said.
While campaigning for BJP’s West Delhi candidate Parvesh Singh Verma, Adityanath said: “BJP has implemented schemes for poor without any discriminations. When PM Modi gave houses and toilets to the poor, has he asked for their caste? When he has done work for poor without any discrimination then BJP should get votes on development, security and good administration.”
Polling in all the seven seats in Delhi will be held in a single phase on May 12.