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'No need to be happy, Modiji will become PM even after 75': Amit Shah dismisses Kejriwal's claim on PM Modi's retirement
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'No need to be happy, Modiji will become PM even after 75': Amit Shah dismisses Kejriwal's claim on PM Modi's retirement

| @indiablooms | 11 May 2024, 09:24 pm

Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday rubbished Arvind Kejriwal’s claim that PM Modi will retire from active politics on his birthday September 17, next year, as he will turn 75.

In a sharp retort, Shah said there is no need for Kejriwal to be happy, hoping that PM Modi will leave politics after he turns 75.

"I want to tell Arvind Kejriwal and the INDI alliance that there is no need to be happy about Modiji turning 75. It is not written in the Constitution of the BJP that Modiji cannot become Prime Minister. He will again become Prime Minister and complete the term," Amit Shah said while addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, reported India Today.

Earlier in the day, Arvind Kejriwal, who was released from Tihar jail on interim bail, asked if PM Modi will be retiring in 2025.

Kejriwal, who was released on Friday from jail on bail by the Supreme Court in the Delhi liquor scam case to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections, has been attacking the BJP, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi his main target.

"PM Modi is turning 75 on September 17. He made a rule that leaders in the party would retire after 75 years. Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sumitra Mahajan, and Yashwant Sinha have retired, and now PM Modi is going to retire on September 17," Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal's remark also elicited a response from BJP National President JP Nadda Dismissing Delhi CM's comments in an X post. "Now they are looking for a way out by making an excuse of Modi Ji's age. There is no such provision regarding age anywhere in the constitution of the BJP... Modi ji is our leader and will continue to lead us in the future too," Nadda said.

Amit Shah said Arvind Kejriwal shouldn't consider interim bail as a clean chit. "The interim bail has only been given till June 1 and on June 2 he has to surrender himself in front of the agencies. If Arvind Kejriwal considers this as a clean chit, then his understanding of the law is weak," Shah said.

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