New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party said the BJP wants to murder Delhi Chief Minister and party head Arvind Kejriwal because of his recent electoral win in Punjab.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made this sensational charge after BJP workers and the police fought in front of Kejriwal’s house during a protest early Wednesday afternoon.
BJP workers have accused Kejriwal of mocking the ‘genocide’ of Kashmiri Pandits after his recent remarks on the movie ‘Kashmir Files’ in the assembly.
Sisodia said: “Due to AAP’s victory and BJP’s defeat in Punjab, BJP wants to murder Arvind Kejriwal. BJP goons were deliberately taken by the police to the residence of CM Kejriwal. They broke CCTV cameras and barriers in front of the CM’s residence.”
Sisodia reiterated the BJP were trying to kill Kejriwal because “they could not defeat him”. “Today’s incident was a pre-orchestrated plan by the BJP to murder the CM,” he said.
Several AAP leaders have also accused the Delhi police of “facilitating vandalism” by allowing protesters to reach the chief minister’s house.
AAP leader Raghav Chadha said: “BJP attacked the house of a democratically elected CM today, this attack isn’t just on Kejriwal, it’s on the people of this country who want sincere governance. AAP will answer back with its public service and patriotism.”
Chadha said the BJP had gone “insane” after AAP formed the government in Punjab. “They contested against Kejriwalji many times in Punjab and Delhi. They were defeated. BJP has an insecurity that their business will stop… BJP goons attacked today because that’s their politics,” he added.
The police, however, claimed they immediately removed protesters as soon as they assembled in front of Kejriwal’s house.
A police statement said: “At around 1 pm, some of the protestors breached two barricades and reached outside CM House where they created ruckus, shouted slogans etc. They were carrying a small box of paint from which they threw paint outside the door. In the imbroglio, a boom barrier arm is also found vandalised as also a CCTV camera.”
Party workers were demonstrating against Kejriwal’s repartee to BJP legislators’ demand in assembly that the movie ‘Kashmir Files’ be made tax free.
Kejriwal told the legislators to ask director Vivek Agnihotri to put it up on YouTube instead. “It will all be free,” Kejriwal said. His comment was greeted with much laughter and desk-thumping from his colleagues.