“Arvind Kejriwal started as a populist. He has evolved into a demagogue. He can make allegations against anyone and everyone without any supporting evidence. He has little concern for the truth. He believes in repeating the falsehood several times,” said Jaitley.
Aam Aaadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal created furore after saying that his party, if it comes to power, would put behind bars those journalists it suspects have taken money to promote Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He retracted his comments Friday.
“He (Kejriwal) convinces himself that facts manufactured by him are true. As a populist in many areas he is ideology-less. He looks at the mood of the mob before presenting his case. Such persons can be extremely dangerous for democratic institutions,” Jaitley said on his blog Friday.
Jaitley also slammed Congress leader Salman Khurshid for his comments on the poll panel and the judiciary.