Kejriwal to Modi via radio: Devote time to Delhi Police or hand over its charge to us

Kejriwal asked Narendra Modi to devote time to Delhi Police to discuss the law and order situation in the capital or else hand over its charge to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2015 7:14 am
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A day before Parliament session starts, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday addressed the Prime Minister directly, demanding full statehood for Delhi and drawing Narendra Modi’s attention to the “deteriorating” law and order in the capital.

In a radio ad aired across the country and addressed to Modi, Kejriwal said, “Sir (PM) aap to jante hi hain, Delhi Police pe Delhi government ka kisi tarah ka koi control nahi hai. (You know that the Delhi government has no control over Delhi Police). Lawfully, it comes under you and you have not been able to give time to Delhi Police. Aap to desh ke PM hai, aapko pura desh sambhalna hai. (You are the country’s PM and you have to run the country). Delhi Police par kisi ka control nahi bacha hai. (Delhi Police is out of control),” the CM said.

Kejriwal was careful not to sound anti-police. “Sir, aisa nahi hai ki policewale kharab hai, unka system kharab hai. (It is not the policemen who are bad but the system is corrupt). These people are suffering. I request you to take out an hour every week from your busy schedule for Delhi Police or give Delhi Police to us. Delhi Police should be held accountable,” he said.

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In his appeal, Kejriwal referred to the girl who was stabbed 32 times in the capital last week. The chief minister said people in the area where the girl lived were scared and fear had gripped their hearts.

“A few days ago, a girl was stabbed 32 times in broad daylight… She was eve-teased and I went to meet her family. I met the people in the area too. They are saying that they are afraid. Delhi Police cannot be seen in the field. Law and order situation has deteriorated,” Kejriwal said, adding that women feel unsafe in the capital.

Kejriwal said he will improve the police system with the help of people. “Janta ke saath mil ke hum Delhi Police ki system ko theek karenge. Jahan Meenakshi ka katl hua tha Anand Parbat pe, wahan police ka koi bandobast kara dijiye,” he said.

Kejriwal’s appeal to Modi comes days after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar backed the AAP government’s demand for full statehood. Assuring that his party would raise the issue of full statehood in the upcoming Parliament session, Kumar said the AAP government in the capital should have full powers to decide the transfer and posting of bureaucrats.

“Delhi should get full statehood status. People cast their votes with lot of enthusiasm to form a government. People know who they are voting for. They think that from law and order and crime to police, all come under the government’s control. In Delhi, police don’t come under the state government. People won’t understand that,” he said.

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    Chandra Shekar
    Jul 19, 2015 at 9:57 pm
    Reading the various comments I understand there are some stooges and disappointed citizens alike. However, what is evident is the inefficiency of the Delhi police in containing law and order. The central Home Ministry is neither capable nor interested in setting a standard of policing in Delhi. Looking at the performance ( or lack of it) in states like MP, Rajasthan or Maharashtra , the BJP has no moral standing in giving any advice to any state let alone Delhi. By the way, there are ministers in the central government who have lied about their educational qualifications whilst others have criminal cases against them including alleged rape. MP government is now accused of the biggest scam (Vyapam) which allegedly involved killing 45 people and looting thousands of crores of rupees .
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      Medavi
      Jul 21, 2015 at 4:24 am
      Kejri thinks he is very clever and trying to shift the blame on others every time there is some problem. WE CANNOT ACCEPT THIS EVERYTIMG. HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS IN DELHI..SINCE HE IS THE CM. He cannot say Modi is responsible....this is in fact an irresponsible statement from a CM of a State.
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        Vikrant
        Jul 19, 2015 at 11:33 pm
        when kejru is quiet AAPTARDs ensure that entertainment goes on
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          Vikrant
          Jul 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm
          Bhai Joker aaj ka episode acha tha. Thanks for special entertaining show on EID. Can you also inform us what was AAM ADMI of Delhi doing when someone was murdered in broad daylight in front of them? Taking selfie?
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            Ahmed Miyan
            Jul 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm
            I left some comments on this news article in Economic times & Times Of India but they did not print the comments. it looks those papers are still sold out to Congress who will go any length to protect its protege (aap) in Delhi. Please avoid those partial websites also because they are full of virus. Your PC or Tablet will constantly be under threat.
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              aksh
              Jul 20, 2015 at 9:01 pm
              OK if kejriwal has not shown wonders in his governance, nor did the so-called WELL EXPERIENCED old parties like Congress & BJP. If previous govts.had done wonders, then there was no need for the rise of new parties like AAP. And if a new person has come, we shouldn't write him off so quickly. Waise b desh ka Jo haal h, use badalne k liye naye logo Ki jarurat h...so let's welcome them at least...
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                aksh
                Jul 20, 2015 at 11:32 am
                I have always seen politicians running away from RESPONSIBILITIES. Shiela dixit ruled for 15 years but never tried to get police under her, even wen congress was in cente. Why?? Only to escape from being held responsible for law & order issues in the city. First time I've seen a minister asking to give him powers & hold him responsible for law & order in delhi. But I am amazed to see weird reactions from people on this, may b people have got used to of irresponsible & stupid ministers that they can't quietly see someone who's different.
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                  aksh
                  Jul 22, 2015 at 9:55 am
                  Kejri is here to change the corrupt system & not to establish good relations with police or LG...ok
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