Ink attack: Centre responsible as Delhi cops are under PM, says AAP
Following the ink attack on Delhi Chief Minister on Arvind Kejriwal at at Chatrasal stadium , the Aam Aadmi Party believes the entire episode was part of a much larger conspiracyindia Updated: Jan 19, 2016 12:23 IST
Following the ink attack on Delhi Chief Minister on Arvind Kejriwal at Chatrasal stadium , the Aam Aadmi Party believes the entire episode was part of a much larger conspiracy to murder the CM.
“Aap log iss baat ka intazaar kar rahein hai ki Arvindji ka katl ho jaye?... Bada rehearsal kiya ja raha hai. Test kiya ja raha hai (Are you guys are waiting for Arvind Kejriwal to be killed?... Big rehearsals are taking place, tests are being conducted),” AAP leader Ashutosh said on Tuesday.
He further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is answerable as the police is working under him. “Delhi Police is not concerned about the safety of Arvind Kejriwal. There may be conspiracy to kill him and this is not the first time when Kejriwal is being attacked, Ashutosh while addressing media on Tuesday.
Moreover, with reports emerging that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s PA had asked police personnel to step down from the dais a short while before ink was thrown at him, AAP also said that it is the duty of the security personnel to offer complete security cover to the Chief Minister irrespective of what anyone says.
AAP leader and former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti squarely blamed the police for ink attack on Kejriwal and said that they had failed in their duty.
”One thing is clear that security officials were not present there when the incident took place. We do not know that on whose instructions they were not there. It is very surprising that they (police), who do not listen to even Kejriwal, listened to his PA,” Bharti was quoted as saying by ANI.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday rubbished AAP’s accusation that he was part of a conspiracy behind the ink attack and said that there was no security lapse.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had alleged that the ink attack on Kejriwal was orchestrated by none other but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre. Sisodia also claimed that the BJP scripted the attack on Kejriwal with the help of Delhi Police, which work under the Centre.
Sisodia termed the attack as major security lapse and alleged that the ‘conspirators’ could also kill AAP leaders and Cabinet Ministers.
The incident took place at an event when Kejriwal was expressing his gratitude to the people of Delhi for making the odd-even formula a success. The woman Bhavna Arora, who belongs to the Aam Aadmi Sena, rushed close to the dais and threw ink at Kejriwal. She was immediately detained by the police.
First Published: Jan 19, 2016 10:45 IST