Rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra recently launched a campaign “My PM, My Pride”. He has launched the campaign at a time when Lok Sabha elections 2019 is less than six months away.
To know the motive behind it and to talk about other important issues, journalist Anurag Sason has an in-depth conversation with the politician.
Here are important excerpts from the exclusive interview: (Scroll down to watch the complete interview)
Q1) You have recently launched a campaign “My PM, My Pride”. Why?
Kapil Mishra: There was a negative campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by some vested interests. The attacks were well organised and personal. To counter the same, I decided to launch this campaign. In fact, this campaign is the voice of the people.
Q2) There was a time when you were a very fierce critic of PM Modi. Why this change of heart now?
Kapil Mishra: I regret that. I regret that because now we have tangible results. In 2014, people elected Narendra Modi from Banaras, Rahul Gandhi from Amethi and after some time, in 2015, people elected Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi. But still, after 4 years, there is no development in Amethi and in Delhi. On the other hand, Varanasi is moving forward.
The youths of the country now have the PM who they always desired.
Q3) Mr. Vijay Goel visited your home under the Bharatiya Janata Party’s “Sampark for Samarthan” campaign. Are you ready to give “Samarthan” to the BJP?
Kapil Mishra: Not only me but all those who want to see their country on the path of development are supporting PM Modi. And yes, personally I’m definitely giving my samarthan to the BJP. And we all should work for only one aim—To make Narendra Modi our Prime Minister again.
Q4) What are the three biggest problems in Delhi right now?
Kapil Mishra: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is the biggest problem of the national capital Delhi. Why I’m saying this is because for every problem he blames others. He does not work for the solutions to the problems.
Q5) After chilli attack, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said political rivals are trying to kill him. Your comments on this.
Kapil Mishra: If Arvind Kejriwal is comparing chilli attack to an assassination attempt, then it is really hilarious. Why he faces such kind of things before elections? It must be investigated.
Q6) Recently, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti, reportedly, used strong words against an anchor of a news channel. Do you think a politician should use such kind of words?
Kapil Mishra: Nobody should use such kind of language. Lawmaker himself has broken the law. He is a habitual offender. The Aam Aadmi Party must take a stand on this on moral grounds.
Q7) If AAP says that it wants you back, will you consider the offer?
Kapil Mishra: The Aam Aadmi Party was established to fight against corruption. If the party wants to fight against corruption, then it must first expel those who are corrupt. After that, definitely, party workers will join it again.
Q8) Recently, Signature Bridge is opened for public in Delhi. Since the very first day, the bridge is in news for all the wrong reasons. You also tweeted that the bridge is opened without conducting the trial. Are you saying that the bridge is not safe?
Kapil Mishra: The bridge is opened in haste. The entire work of the bridge is still not complete. For the safety of the public, experts must examine it and suggest safety measures.
Q9) In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 what will be your role?
Kapil Mishra: My role will be that of an Indian youth who loves his country, who wants to see his country growing. And I will be supporting PM Narendra Modi.
WATCH COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Monday Talk | Biggest problem of Delhi is CM Arvind Kejriwal: Kapil Mishra to Anurag Sason
About the author: Author is Deputy Editor in India TV and tweets at@AnuragSason
The interview is taken in the personal capacity and is exclusively for this website.