New Delhi: In one of his sharpest attack to date on Narendra Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the prime minister may “get me killed” and questioned whether the country was safe in his hands.
Speaking of the series of arrests of AAP MLAs and workers over the last one-and-a-half years, the Kejriwal said Modi was the “mastermind” behind the “cycle of oppression” and said that he was hell bent on “vanquishing” the party.
Calling the current period “very critical”, Kejriwal sought to remind AAP volunteers, MLAs and Delhi government ministers that things will get worse in the coming days and exhorted them to “leave” if they are not strong enough.
“I want to tell all the volunteers, MLAs and ministers that this is a very critical period. You think over it, talk to your families. This is going to get worse in the coming days.
“He (Modi) can go to any extent and may get us killed. He may get me killed as well. Talk to your families and see if you are ready for the ultimate sacrifice. All the MLAs will anyway have to go to jail. If you are ready, then stay with us or if you have weaknesses, then leave,” he said.
“Modi has lost all sense of proportion and is hell bent on vanquishing the AAP,” Kejriwal said in a nearly 10-minute-long video message posted online.
Kejriwal, who has called Modi a psychopath and coward in the past, said the country would be in danger if the Prime Minister starts taking decisions guided by “no rhyme or reason but anger”.
“For me, the biggest reason to worry is the fact that if a country’s PM starts taking decisions in anger then the country will be in danger. Who knows he might be doing the same when it comes to many such decisions.
“The important question is whether the country is in safe hands or not? Important thing is not the arrests of our MLAs. Is the country in safe hands ?” he asked.
The Delhi Chief Minister referred to the arrest of 10 MLAs, income tax raids on one legislator and attempts to disqualify 21 MLAs through “false allegations”.
“You must have seen the attempts to crush the AAP. Ten MLAs have been arrested, IT raid has been conducted on one, and attempts are being made to disqualify 21 MLAs through false allegations of office-of-profit.
“This is like a cycle of oppression. I was wondering why is this happening. People question as to why I blame Modiji. I want to know who is the mastermind behind the raids by CBI, IT etc. Someone has to be the mastermind behind them. Who is the mastermind?
“Amit Shah, Modiji, PMO. All of them are together. Shah is doing it on Modiji’s prodding but it is happening from one source.
“Insiders say that Modiji is extremely angry with us and he is not thinking logically about it. Because daily arrests make no logic. Especially when all of them get bail within days and they could not prove a thing.
“He is not using his brain while dealing with us. Few people say he has been unable to digest the good work in Delhi, others say the defeat in Delhi, while the rest say it is due to the support we are getting in Punjab, Goa and Gujarat,” the Delhi CM said.
With inputs from PTI