Lok Sabha polls: BJP chief JP Nadda asks people to teach AAP a ‘lesson’, says its deeds are ‘dirty’

Nadda's attack came shortly after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed the BJP has launched a campaign 'Operation Jhaadu' to crush AAP


Published May 19, 2024 | 6:15 PMUpdatedMay 19, 2024 | 6:16 PM

Teach AAP a lesson says Nadda

BJP chief JP Nadda on Sunday, 19 May, attacked the Aam Aadmi Party, saying their deeds are “dirty” and asked people to teach the party a “lesson” in the Lok Sabha elections.

Nadda’s attack came shortly after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the BJP has launched a campaign ‘Operation Jhaadu’ to crush AAP as the BJP sees it as a challenge.

Addressing a poll rally in Kaithal under the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency, Nadda said, “The Congress has become a ‘parivarvadi party’. The Congress and ‘ghamandiya gathbandhan’ (INDIA bloc) have become a congregation of the corrupt.

“Some are in jail, while some are on bail,” said Nadda while campaigning for BJP’s Naveen Jindal.

In an apparent dig at Kejriwal, Nadda said that years ago, they first said they would not form any party and not fight elections, but later on they formed a party and contested elections.

“He (Kejriwal) said he would never shake hands with the Congress but that happened too. Then, they said they would not indulge in corruption. Now, three of them (AAP leaders) are in jail,” Nadda said.

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Nadda on Swati Maliwal case

Nadda then referred to Chief Minister Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar’s arrest in connection with the alleged assault on AAP MP Swati Maliwal.

Targeting Kejriwal in the matter, Nadda said, “Those who used to talk about respecting women, inside their homes, women are misbehaved with and the leader (Kejriwal) maintains silence.

“Tell me, will you allow such kind of people to come forward (will you vote for them)? Will you teach them a lesson or not? Will you make them sit at home or not? (defeat them in polls),” he added.

“They may speak sweet things but their deeds are so dirty,” the BJP leader further said.

On Kejriwal’s proposed march to BJP headquarters

Referring to AAP’s proposed protest march to the BJP headquarters in Delhi announced by Kejriwal, Nadda said he has become aware that the Delhi CM is saying “arrest me, arrest me..”.

“First you file pleas before the Supreme Court to say ‘save me, save me’. And you have come out (on bail) that is (valid) till 1 June. Now, he (Kejriwal) is saying ‘arrest me, arrest me’. I am saying cancel your bail and go back (to jail). Your home is there,” he said.

Kejriwal had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “playing the game” of sending AAP leaders such as Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, and Sanjay Singh to jail.

“I along with my MLAs and MPs would go to the BJP office at noon tomorrow so that the PM can send anyone he wants to jail,” Kejriwal had said on 18 May.

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