Modi to retire next year, who is your next PM? Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal questions BJP

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal questioned BJP about the next PM after PM Modi's retirement next year, citing LK Advani and Shivraj Singh Chauhan's retirement at 75. Kejriwal also raised concerns about PM asking for votes for Amit Shah as the potential next PM.

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Updated11 May 2024
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gestures on the day of a press conference after India's Supreme Court gave temporary bail to the Aam Aadmi Party's national conveyor in a liquor policy case, in New Delhi, India, May 11, 2024. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gestures on the day of a press conference after India’s Supreme Court gave temporary bail to the Aam Aadmi Party’s national conveyor in a liquor policy case, in New Delhi, India, May 11, 2024. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis(REUTERS)

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party on who will be the next Prime Minister of India as PM Modi will retire next year. 

“Modi will retire next year, I want to ask BJP, who is your PM,” said Delhi CM. He added, “They ask who will be PM candidate of INDIA bloc, I ask BJP who will be their contender for PM post: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.”

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The CM during his speech also said, “These people ask INDIA bloc about their face. I ask BJP who will be their PM? Modi ji is turning 75 on September 17 next year. He had made the rule that people aged 75 will be retired."

"LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sumitra Mahajan, Yashwant Sinha, were retired at 75, that way Modi should retire next year on 17 September, then who will be your next PM.”

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He further alleged that the Prime Minister is asking vote for Amit Shah. “Do you want Shah as your CM? Will Shah fulfill Modiji''s guarantee?" the Delhi CM asked.

CM also spoke on BJP demanding his resignation when he was in jail. He said, “The chief minister's post is not important for me. I did not step down as the chief minister because a conspiracy was hatched to force me to resign on a fake case.”

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted interim bail to Kejriwal in connection with the excise policy case. According to his lawyer, there is no restriction on his election campaigning in the ongoing Lok Sabha 2024 polls.

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After being in jail for 50 days, Kejriwal, the AAP star campaigner, bengan the poll campaign in the middle of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. While three phases of polling are over, four more rounds are scheduled to take place on May 13, May 20, May 25 and June 1. Twenty parliamentary seats in Delhi and Punjab – two states where the Kejriwal-led AAP is in power – will go to polls in the fifth and sixth phase on May 25 and June 1, respectively.

(With inputs from agencies)

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