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16 Jun 2018

Is Rahul Gandhi supporting BJP, asks protesting Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is continuing his sit-in protest at L-G Anil Baijal's office, asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to reveal if he is actually supporting Bharatiya Janata Party.

Kejriwal asked Gandhi if he was with BJP in Delhi. This was in context with his demand for Delhi's statehood, that Congress hasn't supported yet.

His strike entered the sixth day on Saturday

In context

Arvind Kejriwal questions Rahul Gandhi's 'BJP support'

Everyone has a question for Rahul Gandhi, says Arvind Kejriwal

"The country has a question for Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi needs to answer if he is with BJP or people of Delhi. And if in Delhi, Gandhi is with BJP, then how will people believe he isn't with BJP in rest of the country," asked Kejriwal.

AAP vs L-G: The demand for statehood is at centre

Details

AAP vs L-G: The demand for statehood is at centre

Alleging the L-G isn't letting them work, Kejriwal and his three cabinet ministers namely Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai, are staging dharna and demanding full statehood for Delhi.

Last week, Kejriwal launched a campaign for the demand and said, "We now need to say that the L-G must leave Delhi."

Recently, he said he would go door-to-door to get people's opinion.

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Dharna continues

Kejriwal even said he would support BJP if statehood granted

Kejriwal, who has been critical of BJP's policies, said he was ready to campaign for the saffron party in general elections 2019 if Delhi is given full statehood.

However, he warned if demands are not met no one will vote for BJP.

"If you don't grant statehood, then every Delhi resident will put up signboards saying, 'BJP leave Delhi'," said Kejriwal as dharna continued.

Meanwhile, Sheila Dixit advises Kejriwal to read Constitution

The criticism

Meanwhile, Sheila Dixit advises Kejriwal to read Constitution

On Friday, three-time CM of Delhi and senior Congress leader Sheila Dixit slammed Kejriwal for dharna and asked him to read the Constitution.

"If he thinks that there is need to make amendments to the Constitution, he should approach Modiji and Parliament," she said.

Meanwhile, Ajay Maken criticized both BJP and AAP for doing 'dharna politics' and not addressing serious issues like water shortage.

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