Delhi Deputy Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia snapped a photo of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again on Friday and said that the ‘Dostwadi’ model of the saffron party is giving up crore buddy loans from rupees but deprives the common man of facilities like health and education. Further in his attack, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also said that according to the BJP model, they do not believe in providing free government education to students.
“They (the BJP) mock welfare schemes saying it’s a ‘Revdi’ and they had a ‘Dostwaadi’ model, they won’t waive a single farmer’s loan. Under this model , they don’t believe in giving free government education to students,” ANI news agency quoted Sisodia as saying.
“They (BJP) believe in ruining schools and hospitals as people are forced to go to private schools and hospitals which are mostly owned by their friends. Once the poor don’t pay the fees, the doors of these private institutes are closed to them,” he said during a press conference at the secretariat in Delhi.
Furthermore, Sisodia also pointed out that despite running free programs in Delhi, AAP government revenue is in surplus, while BJP state governments are still in deficit.
“The BJP calls welfare schemes for the public ‘ki rewari (free candy)’ but we call it investing in our people. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday tried to scare people saying spending government money on welfare would destroy the country,” he pointed out.
“But it is not. I urge them to invest in the citizens of the country instead of doing ‘Dostwadi’ politics,” Sisodia added.
Sisodia’s remarks came days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal criticized the Modi government over the latter’s revdi remark and claimed that one party (Congress) had done ‘Parivarvad’ while the other ruling party (BJP) in the Center was doing “Dostiwaad”.
“These people have renounced loans of Rs 10 lakh crore from their friends. These people should be called ‘traitors’ and investigated against them.” A law should be introduced to declare this “treason” and everyone involved should be sent to prison, he said.
AAP’s recent ‘Revdi’ remark is a response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s indirect mockery of the Kejriwal-led government in Delhi, blaming the latter for giving ‘freebies’ to the public.
During the inauguration of the Bundelkhand highway in Uttar Pradesh last month, Prime Minister Modi warned against what he called the “Revdi culture” of giving gifts for votes and told him described as “very dangerous”.