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BJP leader Jaju’s ‘minor’ remark shameful, says CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday dubbed as “shameful” BJP leader Shyam Jaju’s remarks that the former is doing politics over every other “minor” issue in the Capital.

Referring to Kejriwal’s attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and LG Najeeb Jung over the rape of two minors in the Capital, Jaju accused AAP government of “misleading” people of Delhi.

“Be it any minor issue in Delhi, Kejriwal is indulging in politics of blame-game. He is not considering the fact that the people of Delhi has given him the mandate to run <g data-gr-id="38">government</g> and make development his agenda by taking everyone together,” Jaju, BJP’s Delhi in-charge, said.

In his response, Kejriwal tweeted, “Shyam Jaju says rape is a small incident? Shameful”, while AAP said that the remarks were a manifestation of BJP’s “anti-people stand”.

“On one hand, the BJP Govt takes no steps to improve women’s security, on the other its leaders make light of brutal crimes against women,” the party added.

A two-and-half-year-old and another five-year-old child were brutally raped in the Capital on Saturday, barely a week after a sexual assault of a minor, triggering widespread outrage and a political slugfest.

Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit slammed Kejriwal for targeting Modi over the issue, saying it was not “expected” of him to put the onus on somebody else.

“The incident is very tragic and terribly shameful. I am pained and sorry. I don’t think the solution to the problem lies in blaming everybody.

“I request Kejriwal to stop this <g data-gr-id="31">blame-game</g> and try and find a solution to these. Last time such an incident happened we had gone to the Home Minister and set up special courts for expeditious justice. The Home Minister looks after Delhi and not the Prime Minister,” said Dikshit.

“Woke up to 2 incidents of gangrape of a 2.5-year-old n 5-year-old. Bleeding not stopping for 2.5-year-old,” she tweeted.
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