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Make Delhi safe for women, CM Arvind Kejriwal tells men

In an audio message released on radio, Kejriwal credited his wife and mother for whatever he is today.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: March 8, 2015 2:13:01 am
arvind kejriwal, international women's day, delhi government, delhi cm “Two women are behind whatever I am today…they are my wife and mother. During my fight against corruption, my wife ran the house while my mother supported me,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

In a message to all men residing in the capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday — the eve of International Women’s Day — urged them to ensure that Delhi should be a city where “every woman feels free and lives happily.”

“We should make Delhi such a city where every woman feels free and lives happily. On the eve of Women’s Day, I salute all women of Delhi… Happy Women’s Day,” Kejriwal said.

In a minute-long message released on Saturday, Kejriwal — who is currently undergoing treatment in Bangalore — began by thanking his mother and wife for supporting him. “When I used to fight against the corrupt system, my wife ran the house and my mother supported me,” Kejriwal’s said.

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He further said, “Today, my message is for all the men of Delhi. It is admirable how easily and honestly women carry out their responsibilities without any fuss in their relationships… They go about their jobs while taking care of their families.”

The Delhi CM also pointed out that men have a lot to learn from women. “I salute their rock-solid tolerance. Men have a lot to learn from them. But I have seen what some men do — they comment on a woman’s clothes, assess her character, say absurd things about women, harass them. Men who do not respect women outside can never respect women in their household.”

Meanwhile, Kejriwal’s blood sugar levels were still on the higher side but he was responding well to the nature cure regimen for his ailments, a senior doctor treating him at the naturopathy institute in Bangalore said.

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