BJP responsible for attack on me, says Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday held the BJP responsible for the attack on him during a roadshow and charged that the police is merely following the script given by the ruling party.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday held the BJP responsible for the attack on him during a roadshow and charged that the police is merely following the script given by the ruling party.
Kejriwal was slapped allegedly by a disgruntled AAP supporter during a roadshow in Moti Nagar on Saturday.
Noting that it was the ninth attack on him and the fifth since he became the chief minister, Kejriwal said it was not an attack on him but on the mandate of the people of Delhi.
Delhi CM: This was 9th attack on me in last 5 yrs & 5th attack after becoming CM. I don't think in India's history there has been such attacks on any CM. In this country Delhi CM is the only only CM whose security's responsibility is in the hands of opposition party that is BJP. pic.twitter.com/jPwGTuroDY— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
No immediate response was received either from the BJP or the police.
"They (BJP) do not want common man to enter politics so we are being targeted, he told reporters.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Is hamlawar ko isliye bheja gaya, ye message dene ki koshish ki ja rahi hai desh ko, ki modi ji ke khilaaf jo bhi bolega is desh ke andar usko bakhsha nahi jaega. Ye tanashahi ki nishaani hai ki apne khilaaf har aawaz ko band kar diya jaye. pic.twitter.com/YZVfNztxOg— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
Kejriwal said Delhi Police's response was carefully scripted.
"It was done at the behest of the BJP, he charged.
He also dismissed the charge that the attacker was an AAP supporter as claimed by the police.
Delhi Police said Saturday that preliminary interrogation has revealed that 33-year-old Suresh, a scrap dealer in the area, was a supporter of AAP and he used to work as organiser of its rallies and meetings.
An inquiry by a DCP-level officer has been ordered to find out how this person was allowed to be in the reception/proximate group, Additional PRO, Delhi Police Anil Mittal had said. (PTI)