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Kejriwal says it is time to stand with Centre, differences can be sorted out later


New Delhi: In the wake of escalating tension between India and Pakistan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said it is time to stand with the Centre and the differences can be sorted out later.

“As there is tension along the LoC it is the responsibility of the entire country to stand with the Centre. We can sort out differences between the Delhi government and the Centre later,” he said at a special session of Delhi Assembly. The one-day special session was convened to expose the “conspiracy” behind the FIRs against him, ministers and AAP MLAs.

On the request of the Chief Minister, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel postponed the discussion on the issue for a date yet to be decided. He alleged that 16 AAP MLAs have been booked in “false” cases and even he was named in an FIR, but the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) later clarified it was typographical error.

Kejriwal was named in an FIR by the ACB in alleged irregularities in Delhi Commission for Women even as the anti-graft body said that he would not be questioned. He had alleged that the FIR had been registered against him at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Claiming that ACB chief M K Meena had said he did not know about the Chief Minister being named in the FIR, Kejriwal alleged, “Has the FIR against me been made in the PMO? It was done as part of a very big conspiracy which we wanted to expose in the Assembly.” The Delhi government is doing a good work which is being appreciated not only in India but across the world, he said.

“However, hurdles are being created in our work,” the Chief Minister said.

Slamming BJP for appointing B S Yeddyurappa as its national vice-president, Kejriwal alleged, “When they got to know that Yeddyurappa took money, they (BJP) appointed him as vice-president of his party.” “But in our party, when we came to know that our minister was involved in irregularities, we threw him out of the government,” he said, and claimed that after Independence, AAP is perhaps the only party which has taken strict action against wrongdoings.

On Tuesday, Kejriwal had tweeted, “False cases against AAP MLAs n ministers, FIR against me, CBI raid on me – why? A v big conspiracy. Will expose in Del Assembly on Fri (sic)”.

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