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Kejriwal should apologise to Jaitley for allegations centering DDCA: MJ Akbar

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New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday said there is no mention of Arun Jaitley in the report of the three-member panel set up by the Delhi government to probe DDCA affairs and sought an apology from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his allegations against the finance minister.

Talking to reporters here, BJP spokesperson MJ Akbar said that Kejriwal had sought to target Jaitley by alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation team that raided the office of his principal secretary had gone through a file relating to the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) but noted that the inquiry report does not talk of Jaitley.

“Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should apologise to Arun Jaitley. He should apologise publicly,” Akbar said.

He said the inquiry committee had been set up by the AAP government and there was no allegation against Jaitley.

“There is no mistake by Jaitleyji and all mistakes by Kejriwalji (in blaming him). Kejriwal himself will be in the dock,” he said, adding: “You cannot run the government on the basis of showmanship.”

Dismissing suggestions that the panel had not gone into the accusations against individuals, Akbar said the panel’s mandate had been “to prepare summaries of irregularities, if any, by DDCA, its officials and members”.

BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma attacked Aam Aadmi Party and also the Congress over their demand for Jaitley’s resignation.

It is the old habit of AAP to tells lies, sell them and then wriggle out. They have a habit of throwing muck at others.”

He said Jaitley had a long and distinguished public life and nobody had raised fingers at him.

Sharma said the Kejriwal government had written in its cabinet note that office of his principal secretary was searched by the CBI while Kejriwal had been telling the media that his office had been searched.

“Their only intention is to raise noise and that too on falsehood,” he alleged, and added that people of Delhi had begun to “hate” him.

Sharma also attacked Congress over the National Herald issue saying that its top leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were on bail in the case.(IANS) 

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)