On Friday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded a simple yes-or-no response from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in response to the allegations made by Kumar Vishwas, a former close aide of Kejriwal.
The news: Just months before the Punjab Assembly Elections in 2022, in which the Aam Aadmi Party will be a strong factor for the Congress and the BJP, Kejriwal has come under fire after Kumar Vishwas claimed that Kejriwal had supported Khalistani terrorists in Punjab.
- Following the allegations, which were also mentioned by PM Modi in his public address in Punjab on Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has asked PM Modi to order an investigation into Kejriwal.
What they said: On Friday, Kejriwal said, “The allegations that I have terrorist links are laughable, and the other political parties are only banding together against Kejriwal and AAP’s Bhagwant Mann, the chief minister’s face.”
- “Kejriwal ji,” taking to Twitter said Rahul Gandhi, adding “Provide a straightforward response. Is Kumar Vishwas telling the truth here? Do you agree or disagree?”
- “Waiting for the response,” Priyanka Gandhi added after retweeting Rahul Gandhi.
- “Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Charanjit Channi, Sukhbir Badal, Amarinder Singh, and Navjot Singh Sidhu have all levelled allegations that for the last ten years, Kejriwal has been hatching a plan to divide the country and become prime minister of one part,” Kejriwal said.
- “The NIA, according to one officer, will file a FIR against me within the next one or two days. All such FIRs are welcome, but it is concerning that the Centre deals with national security in this manner,” according to Kejriwal.
- “Perhaps I am the world’s sweetest terrorist, building schools, hospitals, roads, and improving road and power infrastructure, as well as sending the elderly on pilgrimages. A terrorist like this would never have been born,” Kejriwal continued.