New Delhi, Jan 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal describing him as an anarchist, who should settle down in the jungle with the Naxals.
Attacking Kejriwal with strong words, Modi said that the process of development in the national capital was obstructed for one year and for this the AAP chief was responsible. He was responsible to push Delhi for another election.
Addressing thousands of crowd at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday, Modi asked, "Have you ever seen a leader who openly admits that he is an anarchist and believes in its practice? If you want to spread anarchy, why do not you settle down in the jungles with the naxalites?"
Without taking Kejriwal's name, he said that the AAP leader should stick to staging protests as they were good at it and allow the BJP to carry on with the work of running a good government.
"These people come up with new lies against the BJP every day, I never betray people. If you ask a driver to suddenly start cooking, will he be able to do it? People should do the work they are good at doing. Similarly, these people (AAP) should do what they are best at doing which is staging protests and taking out demonstrations and let us do what we are best at doing which is running a good government," he said.
He further shared his dream of building a house for every slum dweller as India completes 75 years of Independence in 2022.
Modi assured people of Delhi that the party if comes to power will facilitate 24-hr electricity supply and make the state free from noise pollution of generators.
However, he did not talk about the corruption in the DDA, water board and the local body offices. These issues were expected to be raised by Modi, who speaks about good governance in the country.
Here is the speech of Modi at Ramlila Maidan:
- PM Modi welcomes newly-elected chief ministers of Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.
- PM thanks Jammu and Kashmir electorate for defying threats and voting in large numbers. I was surprised to see the amount of knowledge Venkaiah Naidu has about Hyderabad, Vishakhapatinam, Vijaywada, he knows about Delhi as well, says PM.
- Today the youth of the nation is waiting for their future with immense hopes and aspirations. We have played enough of politics, exhorts PM Modi.
- What did the common people get? Poverty increased despite slogans to end poverty, says PM
- BJP has ushered in a new type of politics ie above casteism, regionalism; it is only thinking about development, PM says.
- We took up the Jan Dhan Yojana. Years ago banks were nationalised but their doors did not open for the poor, says PM
- 11 crore bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan scheme against target of 7 crore till Jan 26, says PM Modi.
- PM asks the huge crowd assembled at Ramlila Maidan: Did you see any poor person in a bank earlier? After Jan Dhan Yojana it is clear that who is working for the poor and who weren't: PM
- PM Modi criticises the Congress for ignoring the plight of poor.
- Our efforts clearly show that the BJP works for the poor, unlike the Congress who used to work for rich.
- These days poor is asking the government what will it do for them, says PM.
- PM Modi assures abundant power supply in Delhi, says BJP will rid the national capital of generators. Option of portability of electricity services will be provided in Delhi on the pattern of mobile phone services, says Modi.
- Has not corruption ruined the nation? Corruption should go. The cleaning must start from the top, says PM.
- I have started taking action against corruption from the top and gradually will reach to the lower end as well, says PM.
- The people living in Jhuggi Jhopdis and footpaths should get proper houses, says PM.
- It seems there is a factory of spreading lies in Delhi by some and those who spread lies will be rejected by people, exhorts PM.
- A lie was spread on retirement age being reduced to 58 in Delhi. I wonder who is thinking about this when government has not thought about it or issued a statement on it, says PM.
- PM says, Modi is not a kind of person who believes in backstabbing and spreading lies.
- PM Modi appeals the people to vote for BJP in large numbers so that it can get a majority in 70-member Delhi Assembly.
- PM Modi mocks AAP, says those who have specialisation in sitting on streets and dharnas should be allotted the same work. We can run good government, so should be elected for it, he further says.
- PM urges Delhiites to elect a government with a complete majority. In an apparent reference to Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, he says a year was wasted in the national capital and appeals the electorate to punish them by voting for the BJP.
- Launching a veiled attack on Kejriwal, PM Modi says, have you seen leaders who say they are anarchist?
- PM says those who believe in anarchy should go to the jungles and ally with Maoists as there is no place for them in the national capital.