Kejriwal alters his strategy to take BJP as 2019 Lok Sabha elections advent

Updated:  Jun 04, 2018, 10:00 AM

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 Following AAP's 2017 poor performance in Punjab and the BJP's sweep in Uttar Pradesh, Kejriwal consciously decided to minimise his attacks on, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But with the BJP suffering a string of electoral defeats and anti-incumbency sentiment slowly setting in against the BJP government at the Centre, Kejriwal has renewed his attacks on Modi with the same level of acerbity as before.

Kejriwal posted a carefully timed tweet in praise of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the target of his anti-graft campaign during the 2013 Delhi Assembly polls after the bypoll results. Sledging at Modi, Kejriwal said people were missing an "educated prime minister" like Manmohan Singh.

Attacking a leader when he is popular will backfire. When the opposition is uniting against Modi, the by poll results suggest that anti-incumbency is setting in, he is jumping on the bandwagon and mounting an attack, said political analyst Sanjay Kumar.


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