New Delhi: BJP MP from East Delhi Maheish Girri is sitting on a hunger strike for the second day outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. He is demanding that Kejriwal must prove the allegations of his role in the murder of NDMC official MM Khan.
Kejriwal, in a letter to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, had accused him of trying to “save” Girri and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar in Khan’s murder.
Enraged over the allegations, Girri had asked Kejriwal for a public debate over the issue. In a letter to Kejriwal on June 16, Girri had invited him to Constitution Club to produce “evidence” he had against him in the MM Khan murder case on Sunday 4 pm.
When Kejriwal did not accept the challenge, Girri along with his party supporters, reached the Chief Minister’s flagstaff Road residence and sat on hunger strike.
The BJP MP has asked Kejriwal to either prove his charge against him or “resign” from the post of Chief Minister. “If he manages to prove, then I will quit politics, otherwise he should do so,” Girri said.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy also joined Girri in his protest and slammed Kejriwal for his comments. “There is no surprise in the way Kejriwal is acting. He is a Naxalite by nature. Allegations levelled by Kejriwal against Girri are wrong. If there is a letter then Kejriwal should present it, if not he should apologise. All AAP ministers are thieves. Look how each of them are resigning,” Swamy said.
However, the Aam Aadmi Party is not likely to douse fire on the issue. In a tweet on Monday, the party said, “Today it’s NDMC officer, tomorrow it can be someone else. BJP’s strategy to instil fear in every mind is killing people.”
Khan, an estate officer of NDMC, was shot dead in Jamia Nagar on May 16, a day before he was scheduled to pass the final order on the lease terms of a hotel which was functioning on a property leased out by the civic body.