Ready to back Rahul as PM, says Kejriwal

New Delhi: “If Delhi is granted statehood, we would support Congress president Rahul Gandhi to become Prime Minister,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejiriwal today. Hitting out at the Centre, he alleged, police force and other important government agencies in the union territory are being governed by the Centre. “To avoid it, I want Delhi to gain statehood status and it has been the primary demand of Aam Admi Party,” Kejriwal said.

The manifesto that was released by AAP also has the same demand. “If Congress is ready to fulfill this demand, we will extend our support to Rahul to become the Prime Minister,” Kejriwal said. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused his government of non-performance, Kejriwal gave his report card on the various issues addressed by his government in the city-state during his tenure.

Kejriwal tweeted that he has addressed issues related to education, health, electricity as opposed to Modi’s tenure, which he said was headlined with jumlebaazi (big talk), foreign tours and lectures. “Modi has done nothing in the last five years except jumlebaazi, foreign tours and lectures and that is the reason he is seeking votes in make of fake nationalism,” he tweeted.

Kejriwal said ‘the people of Delhi have sought answers of three questions from you for which you had no answers.’
Kejriwal on Wednesday sought answer to three questions from Modi: “Why didn’t the BJP pass an ordinance and stop sealing in Delhi? In 2014, Modi promised full statehood for Delhi. Why did the BJP not grant full statehood? Why is Imran Khan endorsing Narendra Modi?” Addressing a rally for the elections in the national capital, Modi said it was ‘Nakampanthis’ (non-performance), who have ‘vitiated the image of an aam aadmi.’