Kejriwal distributing 'revdi' to Rohingyas, ready to compromise on national security: BJP

Updated: Aug 18 2022 6:20PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) The BJP on Thursday stepped up its attack on the AAP government in Delhi over the issue of Rohingya Muslims and alleged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was distributing "revdi" to the illegal immigrants and was ready to compromise on national security for vote bank politics.

Speaking to reporters here, BJP leader and Union minister Anurag Thakur said that for political benefits, "Kejriwal is giving free water, electricity, ration to Rohingyas. And the Delhi government is now planning to give them flats. Now they are distributing 'revdi' (freebies) to them." The BJP and the AAP have been engaged in a war of words on the issue of shifting of Rohingya Muslims to flats for the economically weaker section (EWS) in the Bakkarwala area in Delhi.

Hours after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday said Rohingya refugees in the national capital will be shifted to EWS flats, the Union Home Ministry denied any such move and directed the Delhi government to ensure that "illegal foreigners" remain in detention centres pending their extradition.