Delhi Elections 2020: Jamia Shooting, Personal Attacks On Kejriwal, Cast Shadow On Campaigning
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo, Arvind Kejriwal, urged the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, to focus on the law and order situation in the national capital.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo, Arvind Kejriwal, urged the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, to focus on the law and order situation in the national capital. In a tweet, he wondered as to what was going on with regard to the shooting incident outside Jamia Millia on Thursday.
Kejriwal was responding to a post on the microblogging site, Twitter, by the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.
ये दिल्ली में क्या हो रहा है? दिल्ली की क़ानून व्यवस्था बिगड़ती जा रही है। कृपया दिल्ली की क़ानून व्यवस्था को सम्भालिये https://t.co/jtBtDqncND— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 30, 2020
Shah, in his tweet, commented that he had ordered the Delhi police to take the strictest action in the incident.
The teenage shooter, identified as Gopal, pointed fired at students from Jamia Millia, protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and fired. In the process, he injured one of them, Shadab. Delhi police who have taken the offender into custody, are interrogating him.
The campaigning for the upcoming elections to be held on February 8, has acquired a bitter tone, with BJP MP Parvesh Varma, calling AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal a terrorist who functioned like a Naxalite. He also alleged provocatively that protesters from Shaheen Bagh and elsewhere would molest and rape women.
Both Varma and Union Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, invited bans from the Election Commission of India for their provocative statements during campaigning.
Thakur had encouraged a large crowd he was addressing to chant the slogan, "shoot the traitors."
Arvind Kejriwal and his party leaders used the 'terrorist' jibe of the BJP MP to AAP's fullest advantage. In a media conference on Thursday, the AAP chief wondered if a Naxalite would do all that he was doing selflessly for Delhi and cited his government's development initiatives.