What can be the reason behind Arvind Kejriwal’s hatred for Purvanchalis? The real reason is his love for Bangladeshis and Rohingyas. The NRC sword which is looming on the heads of these illegal immigrants is the fear because of which Kejriwal is giving such statements against the Purvanchalis.
If you pay attention, you will notice that he has started making such insulting comments about people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from the day NRC was announced.
India’s capital Delhi is a mini-India in itself. It offers a glimpse to art, culture, identity, festivals of the entire country. Delhi is home to people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to Punjab to Mizoram and Sikkim, too. It is natural for people living in Delhi to invite their relatives to Delhi for further studies, getting medical treatment and even vacation. Since it is the national capital, it is obvious that there are better facilities than some other parts of the country.
Kejriwal, who is born in Haryana and then lived in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, has a different reason to hate on the migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
First they lost Punjab, then AAP lost badly in the municipal elections. That was followed by a thumping victory of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. Then in some places, AAP even lost the deposits. In Haryana, where Kejriwal had himself campaigned, not only the deposits were forfeited but in some parts even NOTA (none of the above) got more votes than AAP candidate. Kejriwal has taken this as a personal insult. Kejriwal’s confidantes blamed it on the voters. It became a habit to blame the EVMs or the voters.
Furthering this hate, Kejriwal first banned free medical treatment in Delhi government hospitals to those people who do not have a voter card or Aadhaar with a Delhi address as proof. Thousands of people cannot even call their parents in Delhi to get them medical treatment because of this.
Central government’s Ayushman Yojana was applicable to hospitals run by central government. Hence, in hospitals like AIIMS, Ram Manohar Lohiya, patients could get free treatment.
The success of central government’s Ayushman Yojana and absolute failure of services provided by Delhi government hospitals is also one of the reasons for Kejriwal’s hatred.
A small example of this is: Rabies vaccination is available in only central government run hospitals in Delhi. In hospitals run by Delhi government, there are on an average 15,000 such cases which are then directly referred to central government without any medicine.
Everyone saw how ahead of elections, Kejriwal got his MLA Amanatullah Khan to rough up BJP leader Manoj Tiwari. After this, when everyone started talking about NRC, Kejriwal got completely flabbergasted. He had to save his fast vanishing vote-bank. Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and Rohingyas are responsible for many crimes in the national capital. From chain-snatching to burglary to murder, illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are also running a drug mafia network. These form the vote-bank for Kejriwal and also provide financial support.
Kejriwal wants to save these illegal immigrants at any cost.
Today Kejriwal hates migrants from UP-Bihar, Bengal and Rajasthan and loves illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar. Kejriwal’s message is clear, ‘I will not let NRC get implemented in Delhi and save the tukde tukde gang‘.
The same man who came with Rs 500 and became the chief minister of Delhi, is today angry at people from UP-Bihar coming to Delhi after paying fare of Rs 500 to take free treatment under Ayushman Yojana. The man who keeps appealing to the entire country for nation and looking for volunteers wants to ban them from coming to Delhi.
That Delhi BJP President is also a Purvanchali is also one of the reasons for Kejriwal’s hatred for people from that region. In Delhi, under leadership of Manoj Tiwari, BJP gave a resounding defeat to AAP in corporation and recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. His personal hatred for Manoj Tiwari has escalated to hatred for people from the entire Purvanchal.
Kejriwal’s ego has now turned into arrogance. The kind of language he is using for people from UP-Bihar will give birth to a bigger hatred in the society.
In the self-respecting community of UP-Bihar, especially in the youth, will give a befitting reply to Kejriwal. He will have to pay for this insult.
Kapil Mishra is a BJP leader and a former member of Delhi Legislative Assembly.