Kejriwal accuses BJP of indulging in dirty politics over anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh
A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of supporting rioters, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit back at the BJP. “People are facing problems due to closed roads in Shaheen Bagh. BJP doesn’t want that the road should open and is doing dirty politics. BJP leaders should immediately visit Shaheen Bagh, talk and get the road re-opened,” tweeted Kejriwal.
Kejriwal claimed that the BJP does not intend to open the Shaheen Bagh road where anti-Citizenship (Amendment) CAA agitation has been going on for more than a month.
Arvind Kejriwal added that “since law and order in the national capital is in the hands of the Centre and “if they are saying that they need permission from me, I am giving them permission, open the road in one hour”.
“I can give you this in writing, BJP does not want to open the route in Shaheen Bagh. The Shaheen Bagh route will remain closed till February 8 (election day) and it will open February 9,”.
He further accused BJP that they do ‘Dirty Politics’ over everything.
Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that the protest at Shaheen Bagh is emerging as “a textbook case of a few hundred people trying to suppress the silent majority”.
“The roads at Shaheen Bagh are blocked, causing problems for commuters. I have said several times that people should be allowed to protest in a peaceful manner. The protest should not affect the common man,” Ravi Shankar Prasad added.
The Delhi Assembly Elections are scheduled to take place on February 8. Counting of votes will take place on February 11.