New Delhi: In an unsparing attack on all rival parties, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said all opposition leaders including the arch rivals Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have united to defeat his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Punjab assembly election, which will be held on Sunday.
Kejriwal’s response came after his former party colleague Kumar Vishwas alleged without taking any name that the Delhi Chief Minister wanted to become the first Prime Minister of an independent nation ‘Khalistan’ disintegrating Punjab.
“From Modi ji to Rahul Gandhi to Priyanka Gandhi to Captain Amarinder to Channi saab to Sukhbir Badal, all opposition leaders have united to defeat AAP because they don’t want AAP to win and Bhagwant Mann (AAP’s CM face) to become the Chief Minister. All opposition leaders are speaking in the same language against me. It seems they do a video conference and then speak in the same language,” Kejriwal said.
“The entire system has turned against us. If the corrupt leaders can unite against me, then I urge the voters of Punjab to unite and defeat the entire system,” he added.
The controversy erupted on Wednesday after Vishwas said in a video shared by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s IT Cell head Amit Malviya, “… one day he said he would become the Chief Minister of an independent nation (Khalistan).”
However, Vishwas was not heard taking any name.
Kejriwal also hit out at Modi, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Rahul Gandhi for calling him a terrorist. He called himself the “world’s sweetest terrorist” while responding allegations of his support towards the separatist movement in Punjab. “All these politicians have come together to allege that I have been making a plan to divide the country into two parts, and I will be the Prime Minister of one such portion. This is hilarious,” Kejriwal said.