The ink attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal triggered more politicking between the AAP and the Delhi BJP. While the AAP Monday alleged that the Delhi Police deliberately left chinks in the CM’s security, the BJP said Kejriwal was blaming the Centre to shift the focus from an alleged CNG sticker scam.
“We do not believe that it was a security lapse. Recent developments point towards a deep-rooted conspiracy. It was not the first such lapse. While coming back after addressing a rally in Punjab, no Delhi Police officer or jawan accompanied Kejriwal during his train journey to Delhi. These security gaps, it seems, are being deliberately left to give attackers a chance,” said senior AAP leader Ashutosh.
Delhi state convenor Dilip Pandey said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is directly responsible for the chief minister’s security in Delhi. He cannot escape the responsibility.” He added the PMO has to come clean by constituting an inquiry and identifying the police officers responsible for the lapse.
However, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay claimed Bhawna Arora, who hurled ink at Kejriwal, learnt such tactics from her target. “We abhor any attack on any CM. Jarnail Singh was a shoe-thrower. You made him MLA. Then why attack the BJP now? Kejriwal (has an) obsession with taking the Prime Minister’s name after everything,” said Upadhyay.
He accused Kejriwal of having a flair for melodrama. “There are so many CMs and everyone is doing their job well. So why can’t AAP work? Maybe they need to shift focus from their scams,” he said.