New Delhi: Bad-mouthing and criticizing rival political parties is part and parcel of India’s electoral democracy.
Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday added a different dimension to BJP bashing by calling the saffron party ‘Bharatiya Jhagda (fighting) Party’.
“A very senior minister of the Central government held a press conference right now… I saw it too. He abused Arvind Kejriwal on ration, vaccines and many other things. These days, central government ministers have only one job – to abuse Kejriwal. They don’t talk of nation-building or any other important issue,” the deputy CM said, referring to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
“People of this country had elected the Bharatiya Janata Party. But today it has been proved that their name is Bharatiya Jhagda Party. They only do jhagda with state governments and poke their nose in their work… I want to tell them to be Bharatiya Janata Party and not turn into Bharatiya Jhagada Party… Nation-building will happen when the Centre works with the state governments, not by fighting them,” said Sisodia.