The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at the Indian National Congress Party and said that it has no future. He also called for the need for an alternative at the national level.
Saying that people are unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party – the ruling party at the center – Kejriwal said that the people are not voting for congress with the fear of the party leaders joining hands with the BJP to form governments. He said,
“Congress is collapsing or may have collapsed. It seems Congress does not have an owner. Wherever people, unhappy with the BJP, vote for the Congress, the Congress leaders end up forming BJP governments. We need an alternative to the Congress at the national level.”
Criticism Of Soft Hindutva Is Baffling
Arvind Kejriwal was speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He was asked about the allegation on the Aam Aadmi Party that they are peddling soft Hindutva in reference to a Diwali Lakshmi Puja held by the government recently. He said he finds the criticism amusing and told,
“I fail to understand what people have got against performing puja. Worshipping is a good thing. You tell your liberal friends to perform puja as well, they will find peace.”
Off late there has been a steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital. Experts say that it is the second wave of the virus. Talking about that, Chief Minister Kejriwal said that the trend of the coronavirus says that the situation in the capital is stabilizing and is preparing for a third wave. He said,
“I think the indications are good. On November 15, the positivity rate was 15 percent. On November 17, it reduced to 13 percent, which came down further to 10.5 percent on Friday.”
He also dismissed the reports of a possibility of another lockdown in the capital.
Source: Hindustan Times