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WATCH: BJP And Congress Demand Arvind Kejriwal's Resignation; AAP Launches Counter-attack

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Both BJP and Congress have demanded Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's resignation after the EC recommended 20 AAP MLAs be disqualified over a 2015 Office of Profit case
  • Kejriwal's party has fired back, alleging political vendetta and calling the action void 'ab-initio'
  • Delhi MLA and fellow AAP leader Kapil Mishra has launched a stinging attack on Kejriwal citing "One man's greed"

Following the Election Commission (EC) submitting a report to the President recommending the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government MLAs in the 2015 Office of Profit case, both Congress and BJP have demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation. 

Addressing the media on the matter, the Congress' Ajay Maken launched a withering attack on the Delhi CM, the contents of which he also tweeted thusly:

Almost simultaneously, the BJP's Nupur Sharma also spoke to the media, alleging hypocrisy at Arvind Kejriwal over corruption. She cited a number of the promises the Aam Aadmi Party had made in the run-up to its startling 2015 assembly election win and made a case for why the reality was completely different.

"You're not the King. You were sent there to serve the people on the very tall promises you made" - Nupur Sharma, BJP

Following the BJP and Congress attacks, the Aam Aadmi Party issued its detailed response via Saurabh Bhardwaj.

Bhardwaj's counter comprised three large points:

  1. That the AAP legislators haven't been given a chance to state their versions.
  2. A challenge over how nobody has seen the legislators enjoying any perks they shouldn't.
  3. An allegation that the soon-to-be-retiring Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti is being a conduit for vendetta politics of the BJP.


Shortly after the AAP's response, former party leader and current Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra spoke exclusively with Republic TV and heaped allegations of greed over Arvind Kejriwal

"I think they're going to play the blame-game but the game is over."

"One man's greed has cost the Aam Aadmi Party 20 seats."

However, he opined that Kejriwal wouldn't resign:

"We all know that Kejriwal and moral responsibility are opposite things; he will not do anything."

He said that Kejriwal has lost the numbers game, and welcomed elections for the 20 seats where MLAs are facing disqualification.

"Sins have been committed; now justice will be served."

WATCH each of the statements mentioned in the story, in sequence, in the video above 

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