Modi should resign if he can’t protect me: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step down if he can not ensure his safety, days after a man flung chilli powder at him inside the Delhi secretariat
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step down if he can not ensure his safety, days after a man flung chilli powder at him inside the Delhi secretariat.
Speaking at the one-day special session of the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was behind the Nov 20 attack as it was "baffled" by the "good work" done by his government in the national capital.
"Narendra Modi should resign if he can not protect Delhi's Chief Minister," Kejriwal said in the house which had met to discuss the attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and the alleged deletion of names from the voters' list.
Referring to a phone call from Union Home minister Rajnath Singh after the incident outside his office, Kejriwal claimed, "I said either you are worthless or colluding".
Speaking on a government resolution to ensure the accountability of Delhi Police towards the elected city government, Kejriwal said 95 per cent policemen were good but "they are being made to do wrong things by the BJP".
"If Delhi Police comes under the elected government of Delhi, it will start working for the good of the people," he asserted. The Chief Minister also advised his party MLAs to withdraw their proposal demanding the exclusion of Delhi Police from the government's compensation scheme.
Following the attack on Kejriwal, AAP legislators had urged Kejriwal to remove Delhi Police from the list of beneficiaries of the Delhi government's compensation scheme under which Rs 1 crore is given to the kin of slain security personnel. The AAP MLAs argued that the city's police force had "betrayed" the people of the country.
Special session extended to today
The special session of the Delhi Assembly that began on Monday was extended by a day as scheduled business of the House could not be completed.
Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla extended the session by a day following consent from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators.
The one-day special session, which was scheduled to conclude on Monday itself, has been convened to discuss the recent attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the alleged mass deletion of names in voter list across the city.