TV cameras caught a beaming Kejriwal as the Delhi tableaux rolled past the enclosure he was in.
New Delhi: While extending his wishes to the people on 68th Republic Day, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the Indian democracy has to be guarded against “Hitlerite forces.” The chief minister, accompanied by his wife Sunita, attended the Rajpath parade. He was seated just behind Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
“Republic Day greetings to countrymen. This democracy has to be saved from Hitlerite forces,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted. TV cameras caught a beaming Mr Kejriwal as the Delhi tableaux rolled past the enclosure he was in.
The Delhi tableau made its comeback to the Republic Day Parade after a gap of three years and was keenly awaited by the city dwellers. The tableaux displayed the model education system in the city and the transformation that the city’s government schools have undergone to impart quality education to thousands of students enrolled in these schools.
In a separate tweet, he also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Padma Vibhushan being awarded to NCP chief Sharad Pawar. “Modiji should be awarded Bharat Ratna for showing courage in awarding Padma Vibhushan to Sharad Pawar,” he tweeted.
Members of the Delhi Cabinet, including deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendar Jain, were also present at Rajpath.
Mr Kejriwal, who has been away campaigning for his party in the poll-bound states — Goa and Punjab, on Wednesday said that his government has “revolutionalised” the health and education sectors in the national capital.