New Delhi: A new AAP-BJP political war took place on Monday morning when Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded arrest of BJP parliamentarian Maheish Girri, who is sitting on a hunger strike outside his house, in the murder of an NDMC legal adviser.
“He (Girii) should be arrested n interrogated by Modi police in MM Khan murder case. Modi police shielding him,” Kejriwal tweeted early morning.
The “baharAaoKejriwal” mantar was trending on social media as the BJP’s Delhi MP continued his overnight sit-in, asking the Delhi CM to step out of his home and submit proof to back the charges or apologise.Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, joined Girri outside 6 Flagstaff Road in central Delhi’s Civil Lines.
Kejriwal was a Naxalite and in habit of leveling baseless charges,” said Swamy, demanding an apology from the CM.
News agency ANI tweeted that Swamy also demanded the dismissal of Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung.
Earlier, another BJP leader and North East Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari joined Girri’s protest. The growing number of protesters prompted another rounds of tweets, to which Kejriwal said,” Let’s decide once and for all, who is dharna party of India?”
NDMC legal adviser MM Khan was shot dead in Jamia Nagar on May 16, a day before he was to pass the final order on the lease terms of a hotel operation from a property leased out by the civic body.
Girri also wrote to Delhi Police chief Alok Kumar Verma, asking him to continue the investigation without any fear of political pressure and arrest him if needed. “I should be questioned if required in the case. I will fully cooperate,” he said.
The Delhi Police have cleared Girri and NDMC’s vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar, saying they did not find any evidence against the two BJP leaders.
The issue was also raised in the assembly. Girri and Tanwar should be arrested and interrogated to unearth the truth, Kejriwal and his party colleagues said.
Girri has denied the allegations as baseless and even challenged Kejriwal to a public debate. “Kejriwal should produce evidences to prove that the allegations made by him against me are true. If he proves the allegations, I will resign else he should resign. The people of Delhi should know the truth. I am sitting next to his house, why is he hiding,” Girri told reporters.