BJP, ABVP shout anti-national slogans, then flee: Arvind Kejriwal

He said what had happened at JNU last year was now playing out at DU.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 1, 2017 12:42 am
arvind kejriwal, Delhi university, gurmehar kaur, ramjas college, abvp, bjp, rss, DU violence, AISA, anil baijal, delhi lt governor, gurmehar kaur controversy Kejriwal outside Delhi L-G Anil Baijal’s office after their meeting Tuesday. Tashi Tobgyal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to discuss threats issued to LSR student Gurmehar Kaur and to demand action against the ABVP. After the meeting, Kejriwal alleged that the BJP and the ABVP were sending their members to shout anti-national slogans, flee from the spot and then beat up others by blaming them for shouting the slogans.  “This happened in JNU as well. Those who shouted anti-national slogans have not been caught till date despite video proof. Why were they not caught? Because they were their own men and that is why they have not been arrested yet,” he said.

He said what had happened at JNU last year was now playing out at DU. “I requested the L-G to initiate action against those involved in the incident, and they should be punished. Those who raised anti-national slogans should be arrested. If they are arrested, people will know they are BJP workers,” he said. Baijal later tweeted: “Hon’ble Chief Minister met me at Raj Niwas. Have assured him that strict immediate action will be taken against those violating law.”

Kejriwal also said, “Gurmehar Kaur is a 20-year-old student getting threats of rape as well as life threats. Police have registered an FIR — it’s a good thing but only an FIR won’t suffice; those who have given these threats have (online) accounts and everything is on record, they should be arrested with immediate effect. A message should be sent that the administration or police will not spare them. These incidents won’t stop otherwise.”

The Chief Minister said the L-G has assured him of stringent action against those involved in the incident, and those who threatened Kaur. “Yeh log gandi rajneeti kar rahe hain (these people are playing dirty politics). The country won’t tolerate such politics and the youth are against them. Parents feel insecure about their kids as even girls were beaten up. This kind of hatred, violence and gundagardi politics, which BJP is propagating, won’t be supported by the country,” Kejriwal said.

He also took on Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who had suggested on Twitter that Kaur’s mind was being “polluted”.  “It is our responsibility to provide security to the girl and those who were involved in issuing threats should be punished. They (the BJP) are justifying it by saying anti-national actions won’t be tolerated,” he said. On Kaur distancing herself from the incident, Kejriwal said, “It is good as she is receiving threats.”

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    r
    Mar 1, 2017 at 4:52 am
    Haven't you heard of the word 'initials'?
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      r
      Mar 1, 2017 at 4:02 am
      I like Kejriwal sir. He always says the truth. No jumlas, no goondaism.
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        r
        Mar 1, 2017 at 4:07 am
        India needs leaders like Kejriwal sir, not clowns like Modi and Amit Shah. These two jokers cursed the freebies like Akhilesh's laptops and Kejri sir's free Wifi and water to Delhi but in their own election manifesto in UP they promise free laptops and 1 GB data per month for one year to college students.lt;br/gt;They are promising that they will waive off loans of the farmers in UP if they win, something that can be done without winning in UP and also in the states already being ruled by them like MP, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
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          r
          Mar 1, 2017 at 6:11 am
          R can be Ram, Raheem, Robert or Rupinder. That's none of your business you .
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            Masood Ali
            Mar 1, 2017 at 7:21 am
            For power and money anything is possible ,people can stoop to any low for these 2 factors. If people not able acheive anything than they fall back on PATRIOTISM and start ranting on others.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ABVP is purposefully planted in university campus by fringe leaders to demean and dilute the protest, so that they should not get exposed during UP elections.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Our country has become a HUB OF FAKE LIBERALS who does not have anything to do except ranting on Patriotism of others
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              Adgalakumar
              Mar 1, 2017 at 9:46 am
              As a citizen of India, It is a pity that we are poo cles of leaders, who lacks love for our nation. India with 125 B people, has least respected leaders availaible. They are liable on the nation. lt;br/gt;Even after 6 decades, we do not find " common understanding on major national issues" like acting against our country, our army. But all the time politicize each and every issue against the government. We have very poor rating constructive opposition parties. We do not find single instance of any constructive suggn by opposition parties.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All political leaders, Students from (10 2) should spend a month in military training. To train them, respecting our nation, how to behave, self discipline, working under different temperature with ever enemies, make them to spend 2 full days at border areas to patrol. Only then, they will understand country and make them realize, how all these years, they were enjoying at the tax payers money. Need to make it mandatory.
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                ansuman
                Mar 1, 2017 at 11:41 am
                How does this knows what really happened?.A born opportunist.
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                  ansuman
                  Mar 1, 2017 at 4:11 am
                  Just like you telling your name R?
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