LUCKNOW: In a controversial statement, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted up a day after Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by a constable of the UP Police. The Delhi Chief Minister took on twiter and said “Why did they kill Vivek Tiwari, a Hindu? BJP leaders are freely raping women and getting away with it. Open your eyes to the fact that the BJP is not a well-wisher of Hindus. They will not think twice before murdering all Hindus to get to power,” he tweeted in Hindi early this morning.
In another tweet, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief said the BJP “does not protect the interests of Hindus”. Hitting back at Kejriwal, Tiwari’s widow Kalpana said the Delhi CM should not have posted the tweet. “He does not know what I am going through. No politics should be played over my husband’s death. Please do not connect everything to faith and religion,” she said.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya, who visited the victim’s house today, also slammed the Aam Aadmi Party leader for “politicising” the incident. Tiwari was shot dead in the wee hours of Saturday by a constable when he allegedly refused to stop his car Lucknow’s posh Gomti Nagar area early on Saturday.
Although both Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh have expressed regret over the incident, and asked to take effective action against two constables.