Chants of “Modi, Modi” Interrupt Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Inaugural Speech at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

The inauguration of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s East Delhi campus, attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, took an unexpected turn on Thursday as the event was marred by chants of “Modi, Modi.”

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) swiftly accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of deliberately creating a disturbance during Kejriwal’s address, further intensifying the ongoing political tensions between the two parties.

In a swipe at those who interrupted him, the chief minister said if the education system could improve through “such slogan” shouting, it would have in the last 70 years. 

During his address, Kejriwal was speaking about the Delhi government’s school education model when a section of the audience started chanting “Modi, Modi” slogans.

“Please let me speak for five minutes. I urge people from this party and the other party to let me speak,” he said.

“I know you might not like my ideas and thoughts. You can make comments but this is not right. Everyone has the right to speak in this democracy,” he said on being interrupted again.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that BJP workers created a “ruckus” during the programme but Kejriwal silenced them through his brilliant reply.    

While the inauguration event was underway, there was sloganeering outside the campus as well between AAP and BJP workers.

The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s east Delhi campus has become the latest flashpoint between the AAP-led city government and Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena, with both sides claiming that they would inaugurate the newly built campus.

Both parties have accused one another of trying to take undue credit for the new campus.

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