Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife and daughter have hit out at BJP leaders who called her Mr Kejriwal a “terrorist” in the acrimonious campaign “.
“They say politics is dirty but this is a new low. Is it terrorism if health facilities are made free? Is it terrorism if children are educated? Is it terrorism if power and water facilities are ensured?” questioned the Chief Minister’s daughter Harshita, 24.
BJP’s Delhi MP Parvesh Verma was the first to use the term for the Chief Minister at a public meeting on January 25. “We hear instances of Hindu women picked up by Muslim men… no action is taken as terrorists like Kejriwal are hidden everywhere. Should we fight with Pakistan terrorists in Kashmir or with terrorists like Kejriwal,” he had said.
The BJP leader was talking about round-the-clock agitation at Shaheen Bagh, the heart of protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, accusing Mr Kejriwal and AAP of providing support to the protesters.
Union Minister Prakash javdekar alledges “There is a reason voters of Delhi have turned away from Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal makes an innocent face and asks – ‘am I a terrorist?’ — You are a terrorist, there is plenty of proof. You had yourself said you are an anarchist; there is not much difference between an anarchist and terrorist,”
Harshita Kejriwal and her mother hit back at the BJP. “Let them level allegations, let them bring 200 MPs and 11 Chief Ministers. Not only us… two crore common people are also campaigning (for AAP). They will show them on February 11… whether they cast votes on the basis of allegations or work done (by the government),” Harshita adding that her father made her read Bhagavad Gita, an ancient text, when she was young.
Mr Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal echoed similar views. “I think people will give them (BJP leaders) a befitting reply. It’s been 25 years since we are married. He (Arvind) has always told social service is his passion. Those who are saying even they know are lying… either they are under some sort of pressure or they lack an individual identity,” she told