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‘Politics of hate’ being spread around country: Kejriwal


New Delhi: Charging that “politics of hate” was being spread around the country, Delhi Chief Minister abhorred violence against people for what they choose to eat, saying today that it is “not good” in an apparent attack on BJP.

He also targeted the Centre over the issue of security of women in the national capital and recent of transfer of VAT commissioner in Delhi.

“These days, politics of hate is being spread around. Be it beef or cow meat, killing somebody just because he eats meat is not good,” Kejriwal said without, however, taking the name of BJP.

“I am a Hindu and I do worship cow. If someone consumes meat I will try to convince him not to do so,” he further said while addressing farmers in Ghumanhera village in Matiala constituency in the rural part of west Delhi.

He said his government has distributed cheques to all farmers whose crop had been affected due to weather and had fixed the amount at Rs 50,000 per hectare.

He also assured the farmers that he will fulfil all the promises made to them during Delhi polls, which includes increasing the Lal Dora limits of villages.

Hitting out at the Centre, Kejriwal accused it of “not allowing” the Delhi government to work as he cited the recent transfer of the Delhi VAT commissioner.

“Our government wants to work, but the Centre is not allowing us to work. They transferred our VAT commissioner because the department detected VAT evasion by some hawala operators.

“Never in the past has the Delhi Lt Governor transferred any officers of Delhi government. But they transfered VAT commissioner. We will set up an inquiry into the matter,” he said.

Attacking the Centre and Delhi Police over the security of women, Kejriwal claimed that more than 1,500 rapes have occurred in Delhi since January, 2015.

“Insult of Sita was not tolerated and Ravan was killed. But, now, everyday Sita is being disrespected. 1,500 women were raped since January 2015, we have to fight it cutting across all religions,” he said.

Saying that his government will not tolerate corruption and even sacked Delhi minister Asim Ahmed Khan in the wake of graft charges against him, the Delhi chief minister dared BJP to expel External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi case and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in connection with the Vyapam Scam.

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