BJP lashes out at Arvind Kejriwal, says resign if you can't control dengue, chikungunya
The BJP, on Tuesday, targetted Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over the deaths due to dengue and chikungunya, and asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to quit if he is unable to act.
New Delhi: The BJP, on Tuesday, targetted Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over the deaths due to dengue and chikungunya, and asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to quit if he is unable to act.
"If you don't have the capacity to buy a pen, as you are suggesting, why don't you resign? If you say that you have no role as the chief minister of Delhi, how come the chief minister and other ministers' offices spent Rs one crore on snacks and Rs 526 core on ads," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters.
Kejriwal, who is in Bengaluru, said on Tuesday that he is left with no power even to "buy a pen" and that people should question the "Prime Minister and Lieutenant Governor".
With three Delhi government ministers, including the health and chief minister, outside Delhi, the Opposition stepped up its attack on the AAP government as more deaths due to vector-borne diseases were reported in the capital.
He questioned the expenditure on AAP ministers' foreign trips and questioned why ministers were out of the state when people needed them the most.
"You cannot run away, and for God's sake you have to mind your language when people ask questions. Please don't get frustrated and answer them in a democratic manner rather than calling them dalal or agent," Patra said.
Fifty-five people have died as Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district has been battling an outbreak of dengue and deadly viral fever for the past two weeks
Arvind Kejriwal said the ban is in place seeing the severe pollution levels during Diwali for the last three years and appealed traders to not store crackers, unlike the previous year.
The head of the pediatric department of Siliguri district hospital said the number of daily patients with fever has increased from 200 to 300