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29/01/2019 2:19 PM IST

If You Love Your Child, Vote For AAP And Not Modi: Arvind Kejriwal At School Event

"You have to choose between love for nation or love for Modi," the Delhi CM told the gathering.

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It seems Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal misses no opportunity to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The AAP chief, while addressing a school event on Monday, asked parents to choose between “deshbhakti” and “Modibhakti”.

He was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the construction of 11,000 new classrooms in over 200 government schools in Delhi. The event was held at the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in New Friends Colony.

Kejriwal, while addressing the school students and parents, also appealed for votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

“If you love your children, vote for those who are working for your children and if you don’t love your children, then go and vote for Modiji,” he was quoted as saying by India Today.

“Modiji has not built even a single classroom or a school. You have to choose between love for nation or love for Modi,” he added.

His deputy Manish Sisodia, who was also present at the event, asked the students to thank their parents as they voted for AAP. “If the parents had not voted for AAP (in 2015), how could the party had worked for you and Delhi?” he was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Sisodia also highlighted the work done by the Delhi government in education. “25 new schools have been built, 31 are under construction and the blue prints for 78 new schools have been decided,” he said.

Addressing the students, he said, “Go home and ask your parents if they love you or not. If they say they love you, ask them to vote for those who are building schools.”

The Chief Minister also targeted the Centre for “blocking” the work done by his government.