AAP councillor assault: BJP targeting, torturing Dalits, says Kejriwal

, 11:26 PM IST

New Delhi: Condemning the attack on Aam Aadmi Party councillor Rakesh Kumar alleged by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members at a joint session of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said since the BJP government came to power at the Centre, crime has gone up in the country, adding that they are targeting and torturing the Dalits.

“Since the BJP government has come to power, crime has increased in the country, and they are targeting and torturing Dalits. They forced Rohith Vemula to commit suicide.

“Atrocities against Dalits are on rise, which we strongly condemn, said Kejriwas warning the BJP either it mend its ways or not only Dalits of the country, but people from all communities will decimate the BJP.

Stating that people will not tolerate cast politics followed by the BJP, the AAP national convener said, “We are also seeking the President’s appointment to protest against it.”

Meanwhile, the Delhi assembly passed a resolution condemning the attack on Rakesh Kumar, a Dalit councillor from ward 82 in Old Delhi during the joint session held at the Ramlila Maidan here.(ANI)