BJP demands Kejriwal's resignation

BJP demands Kejriwal's resignation

The BJP on Tuesday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the dengue and chikungunya as the blame game over deaths due to the deadly fevers sparked a political blame game.

The party reminded Kejriwal of his party’s idea of “right to recall” non-performing legislators and said time had come that Kejriwal should be recalled due to his inability to respond to the city’s dengue and chikungunya crisis.

The Congress also joined the BJP in slamming the AAP government for shifting blame on other agencies for the crisis.

Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay blamed the Delhi government for carelessness alleging that Kejriwal and his three ministers were out of the city till a day ago.

“It is a matter of grave concern that when Delhi is fighting against the outbreak of dengue and chikungunya, the Delhi Government is on leave. Some of them are busy in their own treatment while others in political campaigns,” said Upadhyay.

There have been four deaths due to chikungunya this year. There have been 1,057 confirmed cases out of chikungunya 1,754 cases reported in the city, according to the civic agency records.

Upadhyay said instead of joining efforts to handle the crisis on account of vector-borne diseases, the Chief Minister is busy shifting the blame on the Prime Minister and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

He referred to Kejriwal’s tweet in which claimed that he was left with no power.
Delhi BJP media incharge Praveen Shankar Kapoor  put up a hoarding which said that after coming to power Kejriwal succeeded to mislead the people by spreading a web of words like Swaraj and Right to Recall etc.

“Today the people of Delhi are saying alas they had the option of right to recall and they could have recalled Arvind Kejriwal,” said Kapoor. 

Former Delhi minister Arvinder Singh of Congress said: “The previous Delhi government of the Congress never indulged in blame game over epidemics.”

“If Kejriwal is saying that he does not have power, why is continuing in the post?” asked Singh.

‘Shifting blame’

Taking on the ruling AAP government, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said while the capital was reeling under crisis on account of vector-borne diseases, the chief minister was busy shifting the blame on the Prime Minister and LT Governor over the deaths and was missing from Delhi.

He accused Kejriwal of continuing to enjoy all benefits as chief minister while completely ignoring the people’s questions on the chikungunya, dengue and malaria crisis in the capital, accusing him and his Ministers of instead campaigning in the country and travelling abroad on public money.

“It is a very sorry state of affairs that Arvind Kejriwal who is the Chief Minister of Delhi refuses to answer pertinent question regarding the health of the capital of this country. Delhi is reeling under vector-borne diseases – chikungunya, dengue and malaria. Kejriwal government is missing in the city,” he said.

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