Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday ridiculed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who recently underwent a tongue surgery. Speaking to a core group of workers at Panaji, he said Kejriwal’s tongue had to be fixed as it had grown long due to speaking much against Prime Minister and him. He also, though, pitied the AAP leader for being on “sick leave”.
“In Delhi, he speaks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and here (in Goa) he speaks against me. Due to this his tongue has grown big, and now it had to be trimmed,” Parrikar said addressing party workers ahead of the State Legislative Assembly polls.
However, he added, “I sympathise with him (Kejriwal) as he is on sick leave.” The Defence minister accused AAP leaders of “abandoning” Delhi when the state was reeling under chikungunya and dengue attack killing 40 people. “If your Mohalla clinics were so much effective then how come 40 people died due to chikungunya. The lies of AAP are getting exposed in Delhi after the incident,” he pointed out.
He said the AAP leaders are currently on a world tour after cheating the people of Delhi, with its deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in Finland. “From where does AAP get the money? They spent Rs 26.82 crore merely on advertisement budget,” Parrikar added.
Referring to sacked Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar, who was arrested on charges of rape on a complaint of a woman who figured in an objectionable video with him, Parrikar said, “AAP leaders are found exploiting a woman merely to give a ration card.”
The woman had alleged that she was raped by Kumar when she had gone to his office in Outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri seeking help to obtain a ration card.
Parrikar also quoted a WhatsApp joke making rounds in Delhi circles, which says that the Tihar Superintendent has written to the Delhi Lt. Governor with a request to make him the CM as he has the majority of AAP MLAs with him in the jail.
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, while addressing the workers, said the concept of mohalla clinics introduced by AAP in Goa is “unwarranted” as the BJP-led government has already made treatment in private hospitals and government-run hospitals free of cost by introducing health insurance scheme.