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Trying to tear apart Constitution, destroy democracy: Kejriwal slams Modi


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he is trying to tear apart the Constitution and destroy democracy.

On a day when the CAG report on the 2015 Rafale fighter deal was tabled in Parliament, Kejriwal said that Modi should speak the truth on the agreement between India and France because, as prime minister, he is accountable to the nation.

“Modi is trying to tear apart the Constitution. He is destroying democracy,” he said at a mega rally of opposition parties organised by his Aam Aadmi Party at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

Referring to the controversy over the visit of a number of CBI officials visiting the Kolkata police commissioner’s residence in connection with its probe into chit-fund cases, Kejriwal said that sending “40 CBI officers” from Delhi was an attack on the elected government of West Bengal.

He also said that the Modi government has captured the Anti Corruption Branch in the last four years. Who dreams of capturing Delhi and Kolkata? The prime minister of Pakistan.

A host of opposition leaders, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah, Nationalist Congress Party’s Sharad Pawar and CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury also spoke during the rally.

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