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We can’t leave Delhi in anarchy: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alleged that the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh, Jamia and Seelampur were ‘political conspiracy’ hatched by Aam Aadmi Party and Congress, and people of Delhi were ‘angry’ because of the inconvenience the agitations had created.

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Last Updated: Feb 04, 2020, 07.42 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alleged that the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh, Jamia and Seelampur were ‘political conspiracy’ hatched by Aam Aadmi Party and Congress, and people of Delhi were ‘angry’ because of the inconvenience the agitations had created.

In a speech lasting an hour at his first rally for Delhi polls on Monday, Modi alleged AAP and Congress intended to ‘destroy the nation’s harmony’ and it was important for Delhi’s voters to stop it by voting for BJP. Modi alleged the parties practised ‘communal and vote-bank politics’ and were ‘incapable’ of providing a secure atmosphere to Delhi, citing questions raised on the Batla House encounter and surgical strikes.

“Protests against CAA have happened in Jamia, Seelampur and Shaheen Bagh. Is it a coincidence? No! It is a conspiracy,” he alleged. If the protests were against the Citizenship Amendment Act, they should have ended after the government’s assurances, he said. “AAP and Congress are playing a political game. Statements are being made, parading the Constitution and Tricolour and attention is diverted from the real conspiracy,” he alleged.

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“The people of Delhi had made up their minds by ensuring BJP’s win in all seven Lok Sabha seats in May. The people of Delhi were watching ‘votebank politics’ silently and are ‘very angry. It is important to stop such designs. If the strength of conspirators increased, another road will be blocked tomorrow. We cannot leave Delhi in such anarchy. Your vote has the strength to stop this anarchy and strengthen my hands.”

Modi alleged other parties cited the Constitution but did not ‘respect courts’ set up by the Constitution. In an outreach to migrant voters from Bihar, Modi quoted chief minister Nitish Kumar’s allegation on Sunday that buses from Bihar were ‘denied entry’ into Delhi. “Why this contempt and hate of AAP government for the people of Bihar and Purvanchal?”

In a swipe at Arvind Kejriwal, Modi said “some people came to change politics but their mask is off and real motives have been exposed”. He asked why Delhi still did not have a Lokpal for which Kejriwal had launched a movement. He alleged Kejriwal was “protecting those with the mind-set of breaking India”. Many central schemes for poor in Delhi were not implemented by AAP government, he alleged.

“Why are you against the poor in Delhi? Ayushman Bharat Yojana and PM Awas Yojana have not been implemented in Delhi. Not even one house under PM Awas Yojana has been built in Delhi though two crore houses were built across India. We don’t believe in negativity but positivity. Obstacles were also put in the way of regularising unauthorised colonies but we got it passed. Till these people (AAP) remain in power, they will keep stopping welfare work in Delhi…because they know nothing else, but politics,” Modi said.

He alleged the opposition had a perpetual complaint he was in such a hurry to take decisions. “This speed is needed because issues like Article 370, Ayodhya, Ram temple and Kartarpur corridor were pending for 70 years and earlier governments had kept the country in a bind.” Modi said there were several measures in the budget for traders and businessmen, a major vote-bank of the BJP in Delhi.
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