New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Friday criticised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly supporting the 'Tukde-Tukde' gang, and said the party will strongly condemn the policies of Mr Kejriwal's government and stage a demonstration against it.
''The slogans like 'Bharat Tere Tukde Honge" Inshaallah-Inshaallah', 'Bharat Ki Barbadi Tak Jung Rahegi Jaari', 'Indian Army Murdabad', 'Kitne Afzal Maroge Har Ghar se Afzal Niklega', are not anti-India but patriotic slogans for Mr Kejriwal. There is great acrimony among the people of Delhi against Mr Kejriwal for supporting such slogans who is head of an elected Government,'' Mr Tiwari said in a joint Press Conference, with Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta.
Mr Tiwari said that investigation is the duty of the police and court has to deliver justice but Mr Kejriwal has been an obstruction between the two because he wants that the 'Tukde-Tukde' gang should not be prosecuted for sedition.
''Mr Kejriwal thinks himself above the Constitution, Court and the police and hence he has not given permission to prosecute the anti-national elements for sedition. Mr Kejriwal will have to answer to the people of Delhi whether he is with the anti national elements or with the people of Delhi,'' he said.
''We had raised the issue of 'Tukde Tukde' Gang in the Legislative Assembly on February 22 and August 23, but Mr Kejriwal called the Marshals and we were driven out of the Assembly because Mr Kejriwal neither wanted to discuss the issue nor reply on this issue. He wants only to support the 'Tukde-Tukde' Gang,'' Mr Gupta said.
Mr Gupta also said that by denying the permission to prosecute, Mr Kejriwal is not letting law take its own course.
''They are setting a wrong precedent protecting the 'Tukde-Tukde' gang which may be misused in future by other Governments,'' he added.
Media In charge Pratyush Kanth, Co-Incharge Neelkant Bakshi and Media Head Ashok Goel Devraha were present in the press conference.
All of them observed today as symbolic black day by tying black strip on their right hand as a mark of protest.