'Last Time You Made Class 12-pass Prime Minister, Do Not Commit The Mistake This Time': Arvind Kejriwal

| February 14 , 2019 , 11:22 IST

Delhi's Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday took a swipe at PM Narendra Modi as he said people made a Class 12-pass the prime minister of the country but they should not repeat the mistake in 2019. 

The Aam Aadmi Party chief raised questions over Modi's educational qualification and also charged PM with being involved in corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal. "Last time you made a Class 12-pass the prime minister of the country. Do not commit the mistake this time and find someone who is educated because a Class 12 pass (person) has not the understanding where he is putting his signs."

Addressing the "Tanashahi Hatao, Loktantra Bachao" rally in presence of opposition leaders including Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar and Chandrababu Naidu, Kejriwal asserted their protest-rally will uproot the Modi government.

"This dharna will uproot the Modi government just as it removed the then government (of Congress-led UPA) in the country after the historic anti-corruption movement gathering at Jantar Mantar on April 4, 2011," he said.

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Alleging that the Modi government purchased Rafale fighter jets at an increased price, Kejriwal accused the prime minister of directly responsible for price escalation. "Narendra Modi himself negotiated with the company of Rafale," he said, waving a purported paper from a Defence Ministry file.

He said if the truth behind Rafale deal were to be uncovered, the prime minister will have to resign. "Does it behove the prime minister of the country to negotiate price of an aircraft with a company. It has now proved that Modi is involved in corruption in the Rafale deal," he charged.

Arvind Kejriwal took to his Twitter account and wrote, "I appeal to the citizens of India that they must choose wisely before they cast their votes in the upcoming elections. India has great potential for growth and it needs an educated PM to lead it. This country does not need an oppressor who will destroy democracy and constitution."

Delhi CM also lauded Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the way she tackled the recent issue of CBI officials bid to question Kolkata police commissioner in an under-investigation case, saying it was an attack by Modi on the elected government in West Bengal.

"The West Bengal government is an elected government. It's not a paternal right (bapauti) of Modi. If the commissioner was arrested, the message would have been conveyed across the country that one needed to fear the Modi government, not a state government," he said.