Arvind Kejriwal, who has targeted the BJP as a “corrupt party” compared to his Katar Imander (Honest) party, Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) showcased his education at IIT and the education of his children in his speech before the vote of confidence he won.
“I am an ordinary person. I belong to an ordinary middle-class family. I went to the Institute of Information Technology, and I did mechanical engineering. Today, all I am is because of the opportunity I had,” said the Chief Minister of Delhi, addressing the special session of the Delhi Assembly.
Mr Kejriwal said that both of his children had studied at IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology), and he wanted to provide “the same education for every child in India”.
“My children studied at MIT,” he said. “My dream is to give every child in India the same kind of education that my children have. The high-quality education that I have.”
Presenting the AAP as an alternative to the BJP, Mr Kejriwal said that there are currently only two parties at the national level – the “Kattar Amandar (Honest) Party and the (Corrupt Hard-Line) Kattar Peyman Party”.
“The totally corrupt party lacks educated people while the ‘hard-line honest’ party has people with good education, real IIT degrees,” he said while researching the BJP.
Accusing the BJP of trading horses, Mr Kejriwal said, “They are spending Rs 20-50 crore to buy MLAs. Am I doing anything wrong if I want to build schools and hospitals.”
The Delhi Assembly endorsed Mr Kejriwal’s confidence motion as five BJP MLAs staged a withdrawal after their party colleagues walked out of the assembly after one row.
The AAP has 62 MLAs in the 70-member association and 59 were in attendance today.
Mr Kejriwal said the figures showed that the BJP’s alleged attempts to bribe MLAs to change parties and remove his government had been unsuccessful.
The chief minister also said that his party’s vote share in Gujarat increased by four per cent after the CBI raids against his deputy Manish Sisodia. He noted that this would increase by 2 per cent “if Mr. Sisodia is arrested”.
Mr. Kejriwal alleged: “The CBI raided Mr. Sisodia, went to his village and searched his bank treasury. CBI personnel said they found nothing against him but they are under pressure to arrest him.”