Kejriwal suffers from ‘Modi-phobia’: BJP

New Delhi [India], April. 2 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his unwarranted rant directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo suffers from "Modi-phobia".

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta taunted Kejriwal for pointing fingers at the EVMs. "When Arvind Kejriwal won 67 seats in the 2014 Delhi elections, we did not complain about the EVMs. I think he is suffering from Modi phobia," he told ANI. The BJP MLA also alleged that no action has been taken against Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, who is involved in Hawala case.

Citing failures of the AAP Government, Gupta asserted that the citizens of Delhi are still facing power shortage problems despite firm promises made by Kejriwal to improve the condition of electricity.

"The citizens of Delhi are still suffering because of power shortage. The AAP Government has used 97 crores for publicity outside Delhi," he added. The BJP leader's outburst came a day after Kejriwal told a group of men, who tried disrupting his rally by raising slogans in support of Prime Minister Modi, that shouting "Modi, Modi" will not satiate your hunger.

Kejriwal said that if doing so would have resulted in the abolition of house tax, the key poll promise of AAP for the upcoming municipal polls, then even "I would shout Modi, Modi".

In his address at north east Delhi's Ghonda, Kejriwal repeated his allegation that the BJP and the Congress were "conspiring" to take over the departments of water and power to effect a tariff hike in these areas.

Source: ANI