CM Kejriwal's car attacked in Narela, nobody hurt: Official
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's car was on Friday allegedly attacked by a mob armed with sticks in Narela, an official in the Chief Minister's Office said. Nobody was hurt, he said. A group of about 100 men tried to stop Kejriwal's car and attacked it with sticks. The incident occurred when Kejriwal had gone to the outer Delhi locality to inaugurate development works in 25 unauthorised colonies, he said.
The AAP has blamed BJP workers for the attack, and said the vehicle's rear view mirror was broken but Kejriwal was saved by his security personnel. The party has criticised the Delhi police for failing to provide security to the chief minister. In November 2018, a miscreant had barged into CM's office and attempted to attack him with chilli powder.
"Delhi government strongly condemns the attack on Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal's vehicle by BJP workers in police presence at Narela in North West Delhi on Friday evening. It is extremely shocking that the Chief Minister's vehicle was moving along the route cleared by the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the area, when the BJP workers armed with sticks attacked the vehicle in police presence," noted a statement from the Delhi government.
It added that, the police, in its presence allowed the BJP workers to surround the Chief Minister's vehicle, block it and bang the window panes of the vehicle in full public view with sticks. Instead of making any effort to prevent these goons from reaching the Chief Minister, it seemed the Delhi Police personnel present at the spot were more interested in escorting them till the Chief Minister's vehicle. "Delhi government makes it clear that the Delhi Police under political pressure from the Central government has time and again, allowed deliberate lapses to occur in Chief Minister's security," noted the official.
Later, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the development works in 25 unauthorised colonies of Narela assembly constituency on Friday. Lanes and drains would be constructed under the project in these 25-colonies at an expense of Rs. 76.10 crores. The inauguration was also attended by the Flood & Irrigation Minister Satyendar Jain and local MLA Sharad Chauhan.