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‘Amnesiac’ Kejriwal should prove allegations against Girri: BJP


Guwahati/New Delhi : Training guns at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked him to prove charges of allegations against East Delhi MP Maheish Girri, in the murder of NDMC Official, if he had evidence.

“Arvind Kejriwal ji seems to have developed the knack of a convenient memory and selective amnesia. He himself had sat on dharnas and used the platform of India against corruption, including a hunger strike. Currently, when a case is there by Mahesh Girri ji, he is not addressing the issue. He is running away as usual from the issue and trying to leave it to the public to decide,” BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI.

Resonating similar sentiments, another BJP leader Satyapal Singh told ANI that the Chief Minister belonged to a different party and the police come under the central government and so, these kinds of differentiations are expected.

“If someone is being blamed, he should be probed with honesty. Kejriwal should provide some evidence if he is confident. Only political allegations are not right,” he added.

BJP leaders Subramanian Swamy, Vijay Goel and Manoj Tiwari joined Girri outside the Chief Minister’s residence earlier today and extended their support.

Swamy alleged that Kejriwal, who has done several frauds in his life, practices Naxal ideology.

Girri, who had been demanding to prove his allegations regarding NDMC official M.M. Khan’s murder alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo was putting baseless allegations on others to get rid of the corruption charges.

Kejriwal earlier in the day accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of shielding the East Delhi MP and demanded the latter’s arrest.

“He shud be arrested n interrogated by Modi police in MM Khan murder case. Modi police shielding him (sic),” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The BJP lawmaker from East Delhi has been sitting on a hunger strike since yesterday with posters challenging Kejriwal for a debate.

Girri earlier in the day said that his hunger strike would continue.

In a letter to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Kejriwal had accused the former of trying to “save” Girri and NDMC vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar in Khan’s murder case.

Girri had asked Kejriwal for a public debate on his allegations.

Khan was shot dead in Jamia Nagar on May 16, a day before he was scheduled to pass the final order on the lease terms of a hotel which was functioning on a property leased out by the civic body. (ANI)

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