“I Do not Get All That”: Arvind Kejriwal On 2024 Opposition Unity

Arvind Kejriwal at NDTV Townhall, a particular interactive programme, in Ahmedabad.


Aam Aadmi Get together chief Arvind Kejriwal at the moment walked round the query if he is in “Ekla Chalo” (‘I stroll alone’) mode amid efforts in direction of Opposition unity for 2024. “Gathering political leaders is not going to make an alliance that may make India primary. We should collect all 130 crore individuals of India to make this nation primary,” he stated, repeating the tagline of his new mission to go nationwide.

“I’m not in opposition to anybody,” the Delhi Chief Minister stated, talking on the NDTV Townhall in Ahmedabad. “However I do not perceive this politics of constructing or breaking alliances. I do not get all that. That is for them to do,” he stated on the efforts by Bihar’s Nitish Kumar and West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, amongst others, to make a “rainbow alliance” in opposition to the BJP.

With the Gujarat viewers in thoughts forward of this yr’s elections, Mr Kejriwal pushed to maintain the dialog about what he phrases his solely agenda: “Name me if you’d like colleges, hospitals constructed. If you’d like roads, or in case your energy provide is not working, you possibly can name me. I will repair all that. I an engineer from IIT.”

The AAP has set itself the aim to unseat the BJP in Gujarat, buoyed by its current victory in Punjab, the place it fashioned its first state authorities outdoors of Delhi.

“In case you ask me about how alliances will work, about seat adjustment… all that’s past me,” Mr Kejriwal repeatedly stated.  

Mr Kejriwal was one of many leaders whom Nitish Kumar met earlier this month on his Opposition unity tour to Delhi. Mr Kumar, who lately dumped the BJP to type a brand new authorities in Bihar, additionally met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

However Mr Kejriwal at the moment took a pointed jibe at Rahul Gandhi and underlined his aversion to the Congress, a celebration he deems “inconsequential” and “completed” regardless of that indisputable fact that it stays the most important Opposition get together in Parliament.

“Frankly, you inform me… Do you want me to weaken the Congress? Is not Rahul Gandhi adequate?,” he quipped, responding to allegations that AAP is BJP’s B-Staff that weakens the Congress and different Opposition events by dividing anti-BJP votes. 

About Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ that goals to assert the anti-BJP area, Mr Kejriwal responded with a smile: “Good, allow them to do it, everybody ought to do one thing good. I want them luck.”

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