Citizens in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and other cities in Gujarat woke up to posters at several public places denouncing Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal as “anti-Hindu”. The posters, which have sprung up overnight, ‘quote’ Kejriwal slamming Hindu rituals.
One such poster, quoting Kejriwal, read: “I consider Hinduism to be a folly,” while another read: “I will not perform shraddha, pind daan or any other Hindu rituals.”
Some of the posters show Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, wearing a skull cap, and these proclaim: “The anti-Hindu face of the AAP government has been exposed.”
Kejriwal and senior AAP leaders have been frequent visitors to Gujarat in the run-up to the Assembly elections, with the AAP seeking to emerge as an undisputed challenger to the BJP nationwide. AAP has made a slew of promises in Gujarat, including free electricity and allowance for women.
On Saturday, in several Gujarat cities and towns including Ahmedabad, a viral video of Delhi’s Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam participating in a Buddhist gathering is being circulated. The video purportedly shows anti-Hindu ritual slogans being raised.