NEW DELHI: Ahead of the assembly elections of 8 February, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter has clapped back at the BJP for branding her father a 'terrorist'.
24-year-old Harshita Kejriwal said the remarks by the BJP leaders were a “new low in politics” as she went on to list the work done by Kejriwal in the last five years.
Her comments come after Parvesh Verma from the BJP took an unsolicited dig at the Delhi CM and called him a 'terrorist' while talking about the anti-citizenship act protesters in Shaheen Bagh.
On Monday, Union minister Prakash Javedkar said that Kejriwal had called himself an “anarchist” and there is not much of a “difference between an anarchist and a terrorist”.
Not taking the criticism lightly, Harshita hit back by taking apart the argument.
“They say politics is dirty but it’s a new low. Is it terrorism if health facilities are made free and brought to people? Is it terrorism if children are made educated? Is it terrorism if electricity and water supply are improved?” she asked.
“My father has always been in social services. I still remember he used to wake us - my brother, mother, grandparents and I - up at 6 am, make us read the Bhagwad Gita and sing ‘Insaan se insaan ka ho bhaichara’ song and teach us about it. Is this terrorism?” she said.
She added that the outcome of the Delhi elections on 11 February will be a befitting reply to critics.
“Let them level allegations, let them bring 200 MPs and 11 CMs. Not only us, but 2 crore common people are also campaigning. They will show them on 11th February if they cast votes on the basis of allegations or the work done,” she said.
Arvind Kejriwal has come in BJP's line of fire over a host of issues, particularly Shaheen Bagh protests.