The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday lashed out at the Delhi Police and accused it of behaving like a “right-wing organisation”.
In a statement, the party said, “The Delhi Police, under the control of the BJP’s central government, has lost all sense of impartiality and professionalism and is behaving like a right-wing frontal organisation of the BJP.”
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kerjiwal tweeted, “Will Del Police go n arrest a CM from a state Bhavan in Del if they suspect the CM to be eating something that BJP or Modiji don’t like?” The party also urged the Ministry of Home Affairs, which controls the Delhi Police, to immediately take action against the officers who ordered the “raid” at Kerala House. “It must be ensured that heads roll before it is too late,” said AAP.
The AAP government has repeatedly attacked the Delhi police over the deteriorating law and order situation in the national capital. Recently, Kejriwal had once again reiterated his demand for the control of Delhi Police, in the wake of the rapes of three minors in two weeks in the capital.
The AAP government has often targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the alleged failures of Delhi Police.
Referring to the death of a man in Nand Nagri, after he was allegedly assaulted by the police, AAP leader Ashutosh tweeted, “Delhi citizens are killed in police custody. Modi police chasing beef. Can a police commissioner be more incompetent?”
“It is extremely shocking that the state bhawans, which are the official seats of representation of state governments in the national capital, are now being targeted by the BJP’s central government through Delhi Police. It is beyond any reasonable understanding how the police in the NDMC area could enter a state bhawan on frivolous grounds to make ridiculous queries on the basis of rumours,” the AAP said.
The party also accused the BJP government at the Centre of “playing a dangerous game by trampling the basic principles of federalism in our democracy, through its rogue police force in the national capital”.