UP polls: Arvind Kejriwal urges people to not vote for BJP in Lucknow
Now it is your duty to teach him a lesson as well. The whole nation is looking up to you, Kejriwal said.
Ahead of the PM Modi's speech in Kanpur, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged people in Uttar Pradesh not to vote for the BJP.
Citing examples arises out of the demonetisation, the AAP chief told a huge gathering to “teach him (Modi) a lesson” for making them stand in queues for hours to withdraw their own money from banks and ATMs.
“You made Modiji the Prime Minister. Had Uttar Pradesh not given him 73 out of 80 seats, he would never have become the Prime Minister of India,” Kejriwal said. “Now it is your duty to teach him a lesson as well. The whole nation is looking up to you,” he said.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP won a whopping 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh. An ally bagged two seats, leaving only seven seats to a battered opposition. Uttar Pradesh will see assembly elections early next year.
The AAP chief said that even the staunchest supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had turned against the party due to the note ban.
“I met a person who had been voting for BJP for the last 30 years. He told me that he had told his family to vote for anyone but the BJP in the coming election,” Kejriwal said and urged people to do the same.
He also accused Modi of receiving bribes from corporates while he was the Gujarat Chief Minister. The AAP leader has been campaigning against the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes that has led to an unprecedented cash crunch all over the country.