BJP leader unveils posters linking Kejriwal to 1984 riots

The posters accuse Kejriwal of aligning with alleged perpetrators of the Sikh riots and individuals accused of instigating violence in 1984, including Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Jagdish Tytler, and Sajjan Kumar.

| Updated: 26 February, 2024 2:14 pm IST
BJP Leader Unveils Posters Accusing Kejriwal of 1984 Riots Association Amid AAP-Congress Alliance

NEW DELHI: Following the announcement of collaboration between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress for the 2024 elections, BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa has launched a campaign displaying posters against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, portraying him as linked to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The posters accuse Kejriwal of aligning with alleged perpetrators of the Sikh riots and individuals accused of instigating violence in 1984, including Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Jagdish Tytler, and Sajjan Kumar. “Instead of holding them accountable, Kejriwal seeks to bring them into Parliament. Kejriwal stands with the accused of the 1984 Sikh genocide,” reads one poster.

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These posters have now surfaced across various Delhi roads. Sirsa has asserted that Kejriwal, who previously criticized Congress leaders, is now forging alliances with them. He contends that the AAP-Congress collaboration exposes Kejriwal’s purported corruption.

While the AAP and Congress have framed their alliance as a strategy to counter the BJP, it’s noteworthy that there is no such partnership between them in Punjab. Sirsa alleges that Kejriwal’s alignment with the Congress stems from apprehensions about potential investigations by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding a liquor scam case.

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In Delhi, the Congress will contest three seats, while the AAP will contest four. The AAP has expressed confidence that the INDIA alliance will secure the maximum seats in the general election, provided no further members depart from the coalition.

On numerous occasions, the AAP has accused the BJP of leveraging agencies like the ED, CBI, and the Income Tax Department for political motives. Congress, having failed to secure any seats in the past two consecutive assembly or general elections, may view this alliance as a strategic move to bolster its electoral prospects.

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