Arvind Kejriwal mounted a stinging offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of voting in Punjab and Goa assembly polls, calling him a ‘shameless dictator’ and alleged that he was trying to get Aam Aadmi Party deregistered.
Questioning the timing of a reported move by the Income Tax department to recommend to the Election Commission to cancel Aam Aadmi Party's political party status, the Delhi Chief Minister claimed that it is a ‘dirty trick’ that the PM has used to avert the BJP's drubbing in the two states, which go to polls tomorrow. ‘Modiji's dirty tricks. Losing badly in Goa n Punjab, he tries to de-register the winning party 24 hrs before elections. Shameless dictator,’ the AAP's national convener said on twitter.
The AAP is fancying its chances in Punjab, where it is facing a triangular contest with Congress and incumbent SAD-BJP. In Goa too, the AAP is hopeful of disturbing the ruling BJP's prospects. The income tax department had asked the Election Commission to cancel AAP's status of a political party and a trust for allegedly filing ‘false and fabricated’ audit reports on donations of more than Rs 27 crore.