Who decides what is anti-national, asks Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said if Supreme Court's order is not followed barely 200 meters from where it sits, then there will be no such thing called Constitution. Then it will be the Centre and the Prime Minister's dictatorship.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 19, 2016 2:49 am
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia met President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday. (Express Photo Anil Sharma) Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia met President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday. (Express Photo Anil Sharma)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while interacting with mediapersons Thursday, asked if there was a “new law” that allowed killing people for raising anti-national slogans.

“A BJP MLA and certain anti-social elements attacked students, journalists and innocent people. It was caught on camera. They were asked why they attacked the others, the answer was they were shouting anti-India slogans. They were raising anti-India slogans, so kill them? The police will ask ‘why did you kill’ and the answer will be because the victims were shouting anti-national slogans? Then they will say ‘alright, you are forgiven’. Is this a new law,” said the chief minister.

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He added, “Why is (BJP MLA) O P Sharma walking free? The goons who assaulted journalists are walking free. Who decides what is anti-national? Then let’s shut down the Supreme Court and the High Court”.

Kejriwal made the comments after he and his cabinet colleagues met President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan “to apprise him of the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi.”

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The chief minister claimed that the President was “also worried about what is going on.”

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Targeting the Centre, Kejriwal accused it of defying the Supreme Court by taking no action against those who had attacked students and journalists in the Patiala House Courts complex Wednesday.

“The Supreme Court had said not to harm (JNUSU president) Kanhaiya Kumar; the court said the incident… should not be repeated. But the police remained a mute spectator. Why?… They do as their masters say. So, their masters in the Centre said stay quiet, don’t do anything. This means the Centre is telling the Supreme Court that it will not follow its orders. They have openly challenged the Supreme Court… ,” said Kejriwal.

Sounding a note of caution, the chief minister said, “If the orders of the Supreme Court are not implemented within 200 metres from the court, there will be no Constitution left. Then there is only the dictatorship of the Centre and the Prime Minister. There is no judiciary after that. This is something very serious and dangerous.”

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Taking a jibe at the Delhi Police and the Centre, Kejriwal said, “It is unfortunate that the Centre has still not been able to nab those who raised anti-national slogans… here can only be two reasons why the Centre has not arrested them after so many days. Either the Centre does not want to arrest them so that the issue continues to simmer and the country remains on the boil or, despite controlling the 80,000-strong Delhi Police, so many paramilitary forces, the IB, the RAW and every other agency, the Centre has failed to find four or five people who raised anti-national slogans.”

“They can’t even arrest students, how will they arrest the terrorists involved in the Pathankot attack? This means they are completely incompetent,” added the chief minister.

Delhi govt files case for scrutiny of complaint against Bassi

New Delhi: Delhi government Thursday filed a case before a court seeking examination of a complaint filed against Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi in connection with an allegedly wrongful acquisition of a flat in Rohini. The case is listed for hearing before Metropolitan Magistrate Kadambari Awasthi on March 19 for examination of evidence.

Bassi has denied the allegations and said the property is legitimate and lawfully acquired.

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    Islamforfoools
    Feb 19, 2016 at 7:48 am
    Kil him
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      Islamforfoools
      Feb 19, 2016 at 7:48 am
      Kil his family, give him pain as much pain he is giving to hindus
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        IML sood
        Feb 19, 2016 at 4:43 am
        Oh Kujli behave,being abusive and arrogant don't try to show smartness as people know your worth .Like Pappu you can try every trick but your utter failure and blot on face for cheating Delhi public will not be get washed.Have a referendum, which may prove that except a few hardcore no body likes your useless ideas as everyone is fed up from you and yours party nautanki.
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        1. मनीष
          Feb 19, 2016 at 2:55 am
          This stupid Kejri has crossed the limit of all decency. I wish this ba$tard gets violent death at the hand of an anti-national Mu$lim, the type of people he is supporting and he likes so much.
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            Rajvardhan
            Feb 19, 2016 at 8:43 am
            PIG and STREET DOGS( CONG, AAP) cannot understand what is NATIONALISM could please stop barking everyone knows that you and your party is STREET DOGS PARTY and your credibillity is TEAM ANNA BACK STABBERS shameless joker shut your dirty mouth and work for DELHI people shame on you MF get lost
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              abcd
              Feb 19, 2016 at 7:59 am
              godse and co are nationalist, 67% Indians who did not vote are, no doubt, anti-nationals !
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                Adarsh
                Feb 19, 2016 at 6:14 am
                Leave it to the courts Kejri. The people of India know that Courts decides on these cases.
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                  alok gupta
                  Feb 18, 2016 at 10:11 pm
                  How can any Bhakt make fun of Bihar when their beloved BJP has now brought "Jungle Raj" to the Court itself. Down with this corrupt and incompetent government.
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                    ambrish
                    Feb 19, 2016 at 6:13 pm
                    KEJRIWAL IS THE FACE OF OF ANTI NATIONAL ELEMENT AND OTHER IS 'R'. IF HE DOES NOT KNOW, HE SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF CM POST.
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                      Anand Sudan
                      Feb 19, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                      These anti nationals described the hanging of AFsal Guru as judicial killing. Now they want to hear the bail by superior courts,. waving judicial procedures.As per judicial procedure, peion for bail will be submitted to high court, once the lower court rejects the petion. When high court rejects the bail plea, then Supreme court may be approached.
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                        Anand
                        Feb 19, 2016 at 12:03 pm
                        Now AK and his team will explain (rather decide) who is " Anti-National" after seeing "Neerja" Movie review
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                          Ashok
                          Feb 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                          If a professional politician educated at world reputed IIT, Kharagpur and ex-member of IRS, behaves like this, people will prefer to elect uneducated persons.
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                            Ashok
                            Feb 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm
                            The Government Of India, so long headed by PM, who is on that post due to his record of work, will decide about it. Once Govt is headed by a person , who believes that one can become PM, if he has "shauk" then, I also do not know, who will decide.
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                              Balgit
                              Feb 19, 2016 at 4:20 am
                              Kejriwal is right. Why those who raised anti-national slogans are not arrested so far? Why those who unleashed violence inside court and outside court are not arrested?
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                                Bijan Mohanty
                                Feb 18, 2016 at 6:09 pm
                                Kejriwal is a true patriot and performer unlike Modi who is only a talker with zero performance.
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                                  ASincereIndian
                                  Feb 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm
                                  Is this what Delhi elected? Such a pathetic looser.
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                                    arun dass
                                    Feb 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                                    Shut Up U arvind kejriwl !!!!! we know ur ideology .
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                                      Chittur Sivaram Ganesan
                                      Feb 19, 2016 at 9:16 am
                                      is it the same kejriwal who once decided to distturb Republic Day and blocked the road.
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                                        Col S
                                        Feb 19, 2016 at 2:07 am
                                        Chaos at JNU, COURT andCountrywide AGITATION brings out the TRUTH_ ANARCHY.POLICE FAILED EVERY WHERE as ABUSED for VIP SECURITY.If it gets beaten every day, absence of respect or fear in PUBLIC, do we NEED 80000 in DELHI ? They behave more like a PRIVATE ARMY of the ruling party.
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                                          Deepali.D
                                          Feb 19, 2016 at 2:28 am
                                          The outside world is laughing at us, Kejriwal, show some maturity, all incidents have happened under your AAp rule in Delhi, why are you blaming the central Govt all the time, you failed to control the situation, you are the CM of Delhi Did you even go once to see the bodies of 9 soldiers brought down to Delhi from Siachen, who gave their lives so that you can continually complain You need psychiatric help, you are whimsical, eccentric man! Does any minister or opp part member ever write against President Obama or, in any country. If you have issues, discuss, sit across and say, dont childishly malign the PM ok, by supporting one minority you are endangering Indian security, no foreign investment, no tourists will come here...think 10 times- is this your love for the country. Did you even once talk about Headleys confessions, this happened before JNU
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                                            Deb Roy
                                            Feb 19, 2016 at 10:58 am
                                            who is Kejriwal to have an opinion on everything!!! He is a man who criticizes everyone and everything yet does nothing positive
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