Arvind Kejriwal: On Tuesday, Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party and Chief Minister of Delhi, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. Kejriwal raised concerns about Modi’s relationship with Gautam Adani, an Indian businessman, and made several accusations. This happened during the current budget session in Delhi.
Kejriwal accused Adani of being a front for Modi, claiming that Modi is actually the person who has gained wealth through alleged financial irregularities linked to Adani. This accusation was made in reference to a Hindenburg report that raised concerns about Adani’s financial practices.
He said, “If a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) is formed, Adani will not sink, Modiji will sink. Narendra Modi did nothing for his family but did so much for his friend,” he said, adding “Modiji is such a selfish person that if it was only a matter of friendship, he would have sidelined him (Adani) in two minutes.”
In the Delhi Assembly, “Adani is just a front, Modi’s money is invested in Adani. He is Modi’s manager and he gets 10-15%, the rest belongs to Modiji. It is said that the day Adani becomes the second richest man in the world, Modi will aspire to become the richest man in the world.”
The leader of the Aam Aadmi Party also accused Adani of using his influence to secure a wind project in Sri Lanka by putting pressure on former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa during Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka. He said, “Adani also won the electricity contract in Bangladesh, but Modi ensured that he got it for himself.”