New Delhi: Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari on Thursday described Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as an actor, who scripts a play and does the lead role and accused him of acting as a "pawn for anti-national elements".
"Kejriwal is a big actor. He writes the script, directs the play and himself plays the lead role," Tiwari told media here.
Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that after being in power for over three and half years, suddenly he remembers that Delhi has not got full statehood.
"People of Delhi are suffering due to the acute water shortage, while he is sitting in an airconditioned room.
"He is just doing drama," Tiwari said.
The BJP leader also said that the AAP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to divert the attention of the people from the real issues of power and water shortage.
Tiwari's remarks came soon after Kejriwal urged Modi to intervene to end the "strike" by the IAS officers as there has been no communication from the Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office.
The sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's office by Kejriwal, Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues entered its fourth day on Thursday while the hunger strike by Health Minister Satyendar Jain entered day two and that by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia completed a day.
Tiwari also said: "In 1993, there was a BJP government in Delhi while a Congress government was at the Centre. Similarly, in 1998, there was a Congress government in Delhi and BJP government at the Centre. Then also both the governments worked for the development of the city.
"But here in last three years of the AAP rule, the city has been pushed 10 years back."