'Good people' should come together to fight BJP: Kejriwal

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New Delhi, April 19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday stressed the need for an alliance of 'all good people' to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP after a meeting with his Kerala counterpart, Pinarayi Vijayan.

"I feel that power is in the hands of wrong forces and they are getting an edge in the country. To fight this, all good people should come together," he said when asked if this was the beginning of a new alliance between his Aam Aadmi Party and other political forces.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Kerala House.

"Those who raise the voice of dissent against the Centre are being muzzled," Kejriwal, with Pinarayi by his side, added.

Pinarayi, who is currently in Delhi to attend a central committee meeting of the CPI M, agreed with Kejriwal about a 'situation of fear' in the country. But there was no point in relying on the Congress to fight the BJP, he added.

"We all saw how a prominent Congress leader of Delhi shifted his camp to BJP, he pointed out. We need to counter these threats without affecting the secular fabric of the country," Pinarayi added.

"The situation in our country is very serious. We have discussed the fear in the society created by the RSS," Pinarayi said. The Kerala CM also backed Kejriwal's demand that full statehood status be granted to Delhi. "The Centre must recognise full statehood to the Delhi government. These days, the Union government is trying to grab all the powers even from the states. Now they are trying to choke the Delhi government by taking away all its powers. This is not acceptable," Pinarayi added.

PTI

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