Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a scathing attack on the BJP state government in Gujarat for utilizing force during the Patel agitation. He went a step further and called BJP a party full of "greedy people" which will not spare even its own in its pursuit of power.
In a scathing Facebook post, Kejriwal said, contrary to its claim, BJP was not a champion of Hindus, referring to the death of Patidar youth during last year's agitation and the recent assault on Dalits in Una. "BJP says it is a party of the Hindus. But it fired on Patel boys in 2015. Those boys were Hindus. If BJP is a party of the Hindus so why did it kill Hindu boys? Few months ago, in Una district, BJP got Dalit youth beaten up.
"The truth is that BJP is not a party of the hindus. BJPis a party full of people greedy of money and power for whichit will not spare even its own," Kejriwal said.
Addressing AAP's first rally in Gujarat on Sunday,the AAP chief attacked BJP president Amit Shah, equating himwith "General Dyer" and tried wooing the Patidar community bycalling Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel a "patriot".
"I want to ask, what is the fault of Hardik Patel? Whysedition charge was slapped against him? I would like to saythat there is no bigger patriot than Hardik Patel and there isno bigger traitor than General Dyer," Kejriwal had said,referring to Shah.
Gujarat goes to polls in 2017.