Delhi Elections 2020 Live News Updates: While his party leaders, including Union ministers, have been embroiled in controversies over their alleged hate-speeches over the past two weeks, PM Modi on Monday mentioned the Shaheen Bagh protests for the first time claiming that there was a “design” to destroy amity in the country.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 Live Updates: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its manifesto, released on Tuesday, talked of starting a ‘deshbhakti’ curriculum in schools. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while releasing the manifesto, said such a programme will help to induce a sense of nationalism, love for armed forces and respect for tricolour. He said the key focus of AAP in its second term will be on education, healthcare, and sanitation.
With just days left for Delhi to hit the polls, BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have intensified their campaigns in the city. After training his guns at the opposition parties over anti-CAA-NRC rallies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday address a gathering at Dwarka. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s campaign schedule includes public rallies in Delhi Cantonment, Patel Nagar and Timarpur throughout the day.
While his party leaders, including Union ministers, have been embroiled in controversies over their alleged hate-speeches over the past two weeks, PM Modi on Monday mentioned the Shaheen Bagh protests for the first time claiming that there was a “design” to destroy amity in the country. “Be it Seelampur, Jamia or Shaheen Bagh, the past few days have seen protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Are these protests merely a coincidence? No, this is an experiment. Behind this is a political design which intends to destroy the amity of the country,” he told the crowd that gathered to hear him at Karkardooma rally.
Later in the day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be on a campaign trail in Jungpura and DDA park in Sangam Vihar while former prime minister Manmohan Singh will also hold a meeting at Rajouri Garden assembly constituency. Delhi will go to polls on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11.
Delhi elections 2020 Live Updates: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday made “terrorist” jibe at Arvind Kejriwal, days after West Delhi MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma made a similar comment, evokinga challenge from the AAP to “arrest and jail” the Delhi Chief Minister. An AAP delegation also met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora.
Addressing a press conference, flanked by Union Minister of State (Finance) Anurag Thakur, Javadekar said there is plenty of “evidence” to show that Kejriwal is a “terrorist”, including the fact that the AAP chief had once called himself an anarchist.
Later in the day, an AAP delegation met CEC Sunil Arora and demanded that FIRs be lodged against Javadekar, Verma and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who, while addressing rallies in Delhi, alleged that “Kejriwal and Pakistan are on the same page” on various issues, including the abrogation of Article 370. Kejriwal had, in fact, welcomed the Centre’s decision to scrap J&K’s special status under Article 370.