Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made wild allegations attacking the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during a discussion on a resolution in the Delhi Assembly demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the allegations against the Adani Group.
Kejriwal claimed that “Adani was not merely a friend of Modi, but a fund manager handling the prime minister's money”. He described Adani as a front and insisted that the funds actually belong to the prime minister.
Kejriwal claimed that the prime minister was protecting Adani, despite the Hindenburg report and widespread criticism.
He argued that despite the importance of perception in politics, PM Modi appears unconcerned about the implications of his connection with Adani.
He alleged that financial institutions, such as the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Provident Fund Organization, were instructed to support Adani.
Kejriwal also cited the example of six airports that were auctioned two years ago, stating that the conditions were altered at the last moment, allowing Adani to acquire them.
He provocatively asserted that the airports were not given to Adani, but rather to Modi himself, suggesting that the prime minister owns 30 per cent of the airport business.
In today's assembly session, Kejriwal continued with his rant against the prime minister. He asserted that the BJP has consolidated all corrupt individuals into one party and contended that the country will be rid of corruption once the BJP's rule concludes.
He proclaimed that when PM Modi is no longer in power, all those in the BJP should be incarcerated, effectively putting an end to corruption in the nation, as he believes all corrupt individuals are part of the BJP.
He also accused the BJP-led Centre of not allowing opposition governments to function, stifling democracy and engaging in widespread looting, surpassing the corruption committed by Congress in 75 years.
To understand the motivation behind Kejriwal's recent allegations, it is crucial to examine his current political predicament. With his government embroiled in serious corruption cases and two of its top ministers in jail, Kejriwal's political standing has been severely damaged.
First, he was snubbed by the chief ministers of seven non-BJP and non-Congress parties, dashing any hope for forming a front with AAP as the focal point or a major player.
Second, Rahul Gandhi is increasingly taking that space of becoming one who ultimately leads the opposition, with the other parties too feel compelled to join the Congress-led front.
In the entire scheme of things, AAP is increasingly turning into a non-entity as far as 2024 elections go. By levelling wild allegations and launching attacks on the prime minister, Kejriwal perhaps strives to stay in the headlines.
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