'They are spreading misconceptions': Amit Shah's scathing reply to Arvind Kejriwal's quip on PM Modi's retirement age

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Amit Shah and JP Nadda (File Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Amit Shah and JP Nadda (File Photo: PTI)

Nadda claimed that Kejriwal and other opposition leaders were using the 'excuse' of Modi's age as there is no provision in the BJP constitution that a leader has to retire at the age of 75.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's statement about Prime Minister Narendra Modi retiring from politics after he turns 75 in 2025. Accusing the Delhi chief minister and the 'entire Indian bloc' of misleading people, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda said Modi should complete his third term as India's prime minister. will

Addressing the media in Hyderabad, Shah said, “I want to tell Arvind Kejriwal and company that you have nothing to be happy about Modiji turning 75. It is nowhere in the BJP constitution. It is written that he cannot become the prime minister, and he will be the prime minister until 2029. He will also lead the party in the next elections There is no chaos.”

He further said that the people of India, whether they are from East, West, North, South or North East, stand with Modi.

All the leaders of Indian alliance know that we are going to cross 400 seats and Modi ji will become the Prime Minister of this country for the third time, that's why they are spreading this kind of misunderstanding… They can't win election by spreading like this. . A lie, added the Union Minister.

Echoing Shah's views, BJP national president JP Nadda claimed that Kejriwal and other opposition leaders were using the 'excuse' of Modi's age as the BJP's constitution states that any The leader must retire at the age of 75.

“Kejriwal and the entire Indian alliance are panicking after realizing the defeat in the elections. Their aim is to mislead and confuse the country. Modi ji is getting immense blessings of people from east to west, from north to south. He has neither any policy nor any program before the Prime Minister. Now they are looking for a way out by using Modiji's age as an excuse. There is no such age clause anywhere in the BJP constitution…Modi ji is our leader and will continue to lead us in the future,” Nadda said in a post on X.

What did Kejriwal say?

The clarification came after Kejriwal, who is out of jail on interim bail, claimed that Prime Minister Modi wanted Amit Shah to replace him if the BJP retained power for a third term.

Addressing his first rally on Saturday, a day after being released from jail after 50 days, Kejriwal said that voting for Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha elections 2024 would mean voting for Amit Shah.

“These people ask the Union of India who will be their prime minister. I ask the BJP who will be your prime minister. PM Modi is turning 75 on September 17. He has laid down a principle. “The party leaders will retire after 75 years… LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Sumitra Mahajan, and Yashwant Sinha retired and now PM Modi is going to retire on September 17,” Kejriwal said.

Claiming that the BJP is following the path of 'one nation, one leader', the Delhi chief minister said, “If they form the government, they will first eliminate Yogi Adityanath and then the Ummah.” Will make Shah the Prime Minister of the country. PM Modi is asking for votes for Amit Shah, will he fulfill the guarantee of Modi?

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