Adesh Gupta, the head of the Delhi BJP, challenged Arvind Kejriwal to a debate on health and education on Sunday, one day after the chief minister of Delhi criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark about “revadi culture.”
Gupta remarked in a news conference that the AAP national convener should inform the public of the number of his ministers’, MLAs’, and leaders’ kids who attend government schools in Delhi.
“If Delhi’s health system is better, why do Kejriwal and his ministers get their treatment in private hospitals on government expenses,” he asked.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had cautioned the people against what he called was a “revadi culture” of offering freebies for winning votes.
The Prime Minister had used ‘revadi’, a popular north Indian sweet often distributed during festivals, as a metaphor for freebies.
Countering this, Kejriwal had said free education, healthcare and bus travel for women were not freebies but waiving loans of friends and fetching them tenders worth thousands of crores was “free ki revadi”.