NEW DELHI: It is mobcracy at work in India now.
On Tuesday when Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal stormed Varanasi from where BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is contesting the parliament elections, Modi supporters called him `traitor’, threw eggs and ink on him. They wanted him to drive out the city.
Eggs were hurled at Kejriwal when he went to pay respects at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in the Hindu holy city.
Modi supporters asked Kejirwal to leave the city as they kept chanting `Modi, Modi.’
But a defiant Kejriwal, whose fledgling AAP defeated the Congress in the Delhi assembly elections in December, announced that he would contest from Varanasi and defeat Modi.
“Yes I am an outsider, but this is not a local election,’’ he said.
Kejriwal said, “Varanasi and Amethi are the only two contests that matter in this election. Our priority must be to have Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi defeated.’’
He added, “I will stay in politics for change even if I lose Varanasi.’’
The AAP leader said the Congress and the BJP were in hand in glove.
“We were shown black flags, black ink was thrown on us by Narendra Modi’s goons. Has BJP ever show black flags to Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid? Has the Congress ever shown black flags to Narendra Modi, Nitin Gadkari, BS Yeddyurappa? Never,’’ Kejriwla said.