Bir Devinder questions Kejri’s silence on Haryana violence

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2016 20:01 IST
Bir Devinder Singh.

Congress leader Bir Devinder Singh has questioned the silence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over violence during the recent Jat quota agitation in Haryana.

“It’s astonishing that Kejriwal is silent on the unprecedented violence and loot in his home state but speaking out on almost everything going on in Punjab,” said the former Punjab assembly deputy speaker, adding: “When the damage to the public and private property was so huge, and the reports of mass rapes on National Highway-1 at Murthal are all over the media, his silence on the horrendous crimes of the anarchic fortnight is baffling.”

Kejriwal owed an explanation to the people of Punjab on how his state government in Delhi would help the victims of Haryana violence and ensure the safety of the people travelling to Delhi from Punjab, said Bir Devinder, regretting that neither Delhi state nor Punjab had formed any nodal agency to identify the victims. “Punjab should at least highlight its own people who were looted and whose vehicles were torched,” he demanded.

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