New Delhi, June 14: A day after the President of India withheld Delhi goverment's dual office bill, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal came out with all guns blazing and hit out at prime minister Narendra Modi.
Kejriwal said: "PM Modi is trying to disqualify people. Modi is nervous over AAP's performance."
Kejriwal went on to add, "Modiji says that Sonia Gandhiji isn't allowing the Parliament to function because she can't digest defeat. Want to ask Modiji is he not allowing Delhi government to function because he is unable to digest defeat in Delhi."
BJP government is scared of AAP. Only Delhi's Parliamentary Secretaries are being targeted by Modi, he said. Kejriwal then took to Twitter and to voice his displeasure:
किसी MLA को एक पैसा नहीं दिया, कोई गाड़ी, बंगला- कुछ नहीं दिया। सब MLA फ़्री में काम कर रहे थे। मोदी जी कहते- सब घर बैठो, कोई काम नहीं करेगा— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 13, 2016
एक MLA को बिजली पे लगा रखा था, एक को पानी पे, एक को अस्पतालों पे, एक को स्कूल पे। मोदी जी कहते हैं - ना काम करूँगा, ना करने दूँगा।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 13, 2016
एक MLA बेचारा रोज़ अपना पेट्रोल ख़र्च करके अस्पतालों के चक्कर लगाता था। बताओ क्या ग़लत करता था? मोदी जी ने उसको घर बिठा दिया।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 13, 2016
दिल्ली में हो रहे अच्छे कामों से मोदी जी घबरा रहे हैं।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 13, 2016
"Our notification says that they are not entitled to any remuneration, perks, facilities or services from the government," Kejriwal told reporters. "If they are working for free, what is troubling Modiji? If all people are disqualified and made to sit at home, what will they (Centre) derive from this," Kejriwal questioned.
"The President does not take any decision. Probably the file doesn't even go to him. The decision is taken by the government and Home Ministry decided this," Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, now with the bill being withheld, the fate of 21 AAP MLAs is unknown. However, this would not affect the government as the party has 67 MLAs in the 70 member assembly.
(With PTI inputs)