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Smriti Irani Attacks AAP, Congress On Shaheen Bagh Protests

Smriti Irani Attacks AAP, Congress On Shaheen Bagh Protests
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Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched a no-holds barred attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress on the protests at Shaheen Bagh being held in Delhi against the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched a no-holds barred attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress on the protests at Shaheen Bagh being held in Delhi against the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). She said that both parties supported anti-national forces which were out to destroy the country.

Addressing media persons, Smriti Irani said that the protesters raised slogans saying they wanted the kind of freedom sought by Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. She said that she would like to state on the occasion of Martyrs' Day that even Mahatma Gandhi was not spared by speakers in their criticism at the Shaheen Bagh protests.

Both AAP and the Congress supported Shaheen Bagh protests, Smriti Irani added. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his tall claims on AAP's Mohalla clinics in Delhi.

Amit Shah took a dig at Kejriwal for making false promises and not subscribing to the Union government's universal healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat. If the AAP government had been a part of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the healthcare system in the national capital would have covered the poorer segments of society, he asserted.

Earlier on Thursday, the BJP on Twitter, had released a status check video on clinics trying to puncture holes in the AAP supremo's claims on healthcare system in the national capital.

In the video posted by BJP president JP Nadda, Arvind Kejriwal is seen repeating the same promise of setting up 1,000 Mohalla clinics, made first in 2015, in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mocking the AAP chief's claims, Nadda says leave alone a 1,000 clinics a year, even the ones that are there do not have adequate medicines.

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