'Naxalite' Kejriwal Cannot be Taken Seriously: Swamy

The BJP described Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘Naxalite’ who was supporting anti-national elements.

Published: 30th March 2016 01:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2016 01:47 PM   |  A+A-


Subramanian Swamy speaks with the media in New Delhi February 2, 2012. REUTERS


NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday described Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘Naxalite’ who was supporting anti-national elements while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of surrendering to Pakistan.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy told ANI here, “Arvind Kejriwal and the Congress, they are all opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party. That man (Arvind Kejriwal) is a Naxalite, he will say anything at any time. If we take a hard line on Pakistan, he will say, why have you taken a hard line?. If you take a soft line on Pakistan, he will say, they have invited Pakistan and all that? That man is a complete 420 (cheat). How can I take him seriously?”

As Indian and Pakistan officials met at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in Delhi to take stock of the probe into the Pathankot attack, opposition parties slammed the government for giving the Pakistani team, ‘unfettered access’ to the Pathankot air base.

The five-member Pakistani Joint Investigating team (JIT) is headed by Chief of Punjab's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Muhammad Tahir Rai and comprises Lahore's Deputy Director General, Intelligence Bureau, Mohammad Azim Arshad, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official Lieutenant-Colonel Tanvir Ahmed, Military Intelligence official Lieutenant-Colonel Irfan Mirza and Gujaranwala CTD Investigating Officer, Shahid Tanveer.

Following inputs from the Ministry of Home Affairs about a possible threat to the JIT by the Islamic fundamentalist organizations based in Pakistan and their proxies in India, the Punjab Police made arrangements to provide 25 bulletproof cars to ferry them and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials in Pathankot and to areas close to the border.

The note was sent after the JIT members arrived in India, sparking a political storm over whether they should be given access to the airbase.


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