Dictator turning into God for votes: Arvind Kejriwal slams PM Modi

During the gathering, Kejriwal appealed to the traders to rally behind the Aam Aadmi Party and secure victory for all 13 Punjab seats in the ongoing elections.

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Punjab: Amidst the fervor of Lok Sabha Elections, Arvind Kejriwal, the National Convenor of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Chief Minister convened a crucial meeting with traders and businessmen in Jalandhar on Wednesday. The meeting saw the presence of AAP's national general secretary Dr Sandeep Pathak, Punjab cabinet minister Aman Arora, and Jalandhar's AAP candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu, alongside Kejriwal.

During the gathering, Kejriwal appealed to the traders to rally behind the Aam Aadmi Party and secure victory for all 13 Punjab seats in the ongoing elections. He emphasized the importance of strengthening Bhagwant Mann's solitary fight against the central government and the governor. Kejriwal envisaged these 13 MPs as strong allies, championing Punjab's rights in the Parliament.

Kejriwal urged the traders to repose their trust in AAP, highlighting the party's commitment to prioritize Punjab's welfare. He lamented the inaction of other political parties. He accused them of striking self-serving deals post-election. In contrast, he assured that AAP, led by Bhagwant Mann and himself, would vigilantly oversee their MPs' performance, to ensure their work towards Punjab's interests.

Here's what he said:

Kejriwal lauds businessmen

Kejriwal lauded the pivotal role of traders, branding them as the backbone of the economy. On the other hand, he vehemently opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's derogatory remarks about the trading community, vowing to champion their cause. He reminisced about his immediate engagement with traders post-Delhi elections.

Critique of BJP

In a scathing critique of the BJP, Kejriwal condemned the party's deification of Prime Minister Modi, likening it to dictatorship. He ridiculed BJP leaders' assertions about Modi's divine status, asserting the need for rational political discourse over blind idolization. Kejriwal accused the BJP of stifling dissent and employing authoritarian tactics to curb opposition voices.

Kejriwal lashes out at PM Modi

Kejriwal lashed out at growing arrogance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders. He underscored Amit Shah's recent threat to topple the AAP government in Punjab and oust Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann after June 4. 

He stated that if BJP approached with goodwill, they might have secured a few seats, but now they stand to lose all. Kejriwal asserted that Punjab's electorate would respond to these threats with their votes. 

Moreover, Kejriwal criticized BJP leaders for their excessive reverence towards Prime Minister Modi, likening it to idol worship. Notably, Sambit Patra has stated Lord Jagannath is a bhakt (devotee) of Modi, attributing qualities of the divine to him.