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Congress slams Kejriwal over Jahangirpuri violence, calls him 'irresponsible leader'

By Shgun S -- April 17, 2022 3:53 pm -- Updated:April 17, 2022 3:54 pm

New Delhi, April 17: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Anil Chaudhary on Sunday criticised Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal over the Jahangirpuri violence and called him an 'irresponsible leader' who is 'not acting' promptly to maintain peace and harmony in the national capital.

"Arvind Kejriwal is just playing the blame game. Why was security not provided when a procession was going? It is the responsibility of the Delhi government and the Central government. Delhi has been a model of peace and unity. Shiela Ji handled such incidents well but Arvind Kejriwal is not acting", Anil Chaudhary stated.

Further targeting the Delhi CM, he added, "This is a statement from an irresponsible leader. When Congress was in power, Shiela Ji stood for the people and maintained peace and harmony. This is not the time for blame game but to maintain brotherhood."

'Kejriwal an irresponsible leader'

Arvind Kejriwal, on the other hand, has appealed for peace, saying that "the country can not progress without it."

"The country cannot progress without peace, all people have to maintain peace, law and order. If needed, there is an agency, there is the police, whose responsibility is there," he added.

'Kejriwal an irresponsible leader'

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Chaudhary further requested the police to act proactively as Eid is near. "This is unfortunate and people have not yet recovered from the Northeast Delhi riots. Government should take notice of this. For the past few days, many festivals are taking place and miscreants are acting as well. Steps were taken to provide security when the procession was taking place," he added.

'Kejriwal an irresponsible leader'

Stone-pelting incidents were reported from the Jahangirpuri area of the national capital on Saturday evening during a procession, resulting in clashes between two groups. Some people have been injured, including two police officers. Delhi police have deployed heavy security in the area where the violent clashes occurred.

Similar reports of communal clashes from states came from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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-PTC News

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