New Delhi: On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that people in 2014 elected a Class 12-pass man as the prime minister of the country and they should not repeat such a mistake in 2019 elections.
Besides opposing the decision of making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India, the Aam Aadmi Party supremo also accused Modi of being involved in corrupt Rafale fighter jet deal.
“Last time you made a Class 12-pass the prime minister of the country. Do not commit the mistake this time and find someone who is educated because a Class 12 pass (person) has not the understanding where he is putting his signs,” Kejriwal said, referring to questions raised on Modi’s educational qualification.
Arvind Kejriwal while addressing the “Tanashahi Hatao, Loktantra Bachao” rally said that their protest-rally will uproot the Modi government. The rally took place in the presence of opposition leaders including Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar and Chandrababu Naidu.
“This dharna will uproot the Modi government just as it removed the then government (of Congress-led UPA) in the country after the historic anti-corruption movement gathering at Jantar Mantar on April 4, 2011,” he said.
Further adding to the Rafale fighter jet deal allegations, Kejriwal said that NDA government purchased the Rafale fighter jets at an increased price and he blamed PM Modi for the price escalations. Kejriwal while addressing the “Tanashahi Hatao, Loktantra Bachao” rally said that it was PM Modi who negotiated in the Rafale deal and knowingly purchased the jets at an increased price causing corruption in the contract.
Kejriwal further targeted PM Modi during the rally and claimed that if the truth behind Rafale deal were to be uncovered, then it is for sure that prime minister will have to resign. Is it not the duty of the Prime Minister of India to negotiate the price of the aircraft before purchasing them from a foreign company? Kejriwal asked. “ It has now proved that Modi is involved in corruption in the Rafale deal,” he added.