The battle for Delhi’s statehood has now reached the cricketing pitch of the Indian Premier League. In desperate attempt to get his voice heard, Arvind Kejriwal today said that he’d ensure Delhi’s win in all IPL matches after it attains statehood.
Delhi Capitals lost it’s match to Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday in a rather one sided match dominated by the Hyderabad team. Head Coach Ricky Ponting squarely pinned the blame on the curator for making a pitch that suited their opponents more. Arvind Kejriwal has different opinion and blamed PM Modi for Delhi Capitals consistently bad performance. He pointed that if Delhi would have got full statehood, it would now have been at the top of the points table.
“Ye log humein kaam nahi karne de rahe hai. Kitni buri tarah haar rahi hai hamari IPL team. Iski zimmedari Modiji ko leni hogi. Agar statehood mil jata, toh aise din nahi dekhne padte. Hum wada karte hai Delhi wasiyon se. Agle season me saare matches jeetke dikhayenge. Bas ek baar statehood de do,” he said while speaking to party workers.
Just a month back the Delhi CM had announced an indefinite fast which was later indefinitely postponed owing to Indo-Pak tension. It is not yet known if Kejriwal would intensify the demand for statehood by once again going on a fast. But insiders clearly say that a fast would be highly unlikely. “It’s the wedding season and Kejriwalji usually receives a lot of invitations. It would be foolish to go on a hunger strike during this season,” revealed a party worker.
Political analysts say that this move is an attempt by Kejrwial to reach out the millenials and get their attention by dragging IPL into the statehood debate.
The ruling BJP is however not impressed. While speaking on the issue a BJP spokesperson said, “DC lost as the pitch was not providing bounce and was turning instead. Maybe the pitch learnt the art of taking u-turns from the CM itself.”