Where is AAP ka beta Arvind Kejriwal, when Delhi is burning?

Playing to both sides, Mr. Kejriwal won the Delhi elections with a huge mandate. While many praised his "not falling for BJP trap" a success story and something to be replicated in other states, it is ironic to see Kejriwal exposed within a week of his victory. So much for fighting fascism!

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The pre-planned rioting that started in Northeast Delhi on Sunday night has claimed 20 lives so far, with unofficial sources claim the figure could be as high as 50. At least 189 people have been injured.

Meanwhile, the horrific images and videos of the pogrom on social media have left people numb.

Muslims are being killed, beaten with rods, sticks, and stones. Muslim houses and property are being burnt and vandalised in a targetted manner.

The videos of Hindutva mob with police support police creating mayhem in Muslim neighbourhood may one day prove them guilty but as of now, it has taken away whatever little faith people had in the government machinery.

As Delhi burns, Modiji is busy entertaining his twin American brother, Donald Trump while the Chanakya home minister Amit shah is nowhere to be seen, probably because there are no upcoming elections.

While many praised his “not falling for BJP trap” a success story and something to be replicated in other states, it is ironic to see Kejriwal Exposed Within a fortnight of HIS victory. So much for fighting fascism!

The behaviour of BJP, RSS and the Hindutva mob has been known and clear as day to people. Hatemongering, mob lynching, and rioting is their expertise but the behavior of AAP and its head Arvind Kejriwal is what has come as surprise to many especially, people who were giving Kejriwal the medal of honor last week for defeating fascism in Delhi.

Well, they have got their rude awakening!!!

AAP ka beta, Dilli ka Beta Arvind Kejriwal an astute politician, very cleverly stayed away from the hate campaign of BJP and focused on education, water, and electricity. Many praised him for it. He tactically also stayed away from Shaheen bagh and called for the place being vacated.

Playing to both sides, Mr. Kejriwal won the Delhi elections with a huge mandate. While many praised his “not falling for BJP trap” a success story and something to be replicated in other states, it is ironic to see Kejriwal exposed within a fortnight of his victory. So much for fighting fascism!

Let’s take a look at what Mr. Kejriwal did while Delhi burnt-

Kejriwal made three tweets about how sad he is that the situation is tense in Delhi and people should maintain peace. He retweeted other AAP leaders tweets for calls for peace. He also expressed grief in his tweet over the death of a head constable in the riots, by this time the death toll was 4.

The next day on Tuesday, when social media is full of horrific images and evidence of mobs led by BJP leaders burning Muslim neighborhoods, Mr. Kejriwal did a press conference and went to Rajghat to “pray” for peace.

AAP won overwhelmingly in Muslim dominated areas, so much so that AAP´s candidate Amanatullah won with the second-highest margin in the Delhi Elections from the Okhla constituency where Shaheen Bagh is situated. So it is natural that people will have expectations from the MLAs at such times. What is Arvind Kejriwal afraid of now, when there are no elections or Hindu votes to lose?

Mr. Kejriwal did go to see the victims of the violence in the hospital on Tuesday night, 3 days after the violence.

A delegation of students went to meet him with a charter of demands that he should do something to contain the situation in Delhi. Instead of meeting them, the students were water cannoned, 42 of them were beaten up, detained and slapped with police cases.

Delhi CM Kejriwal has expressed his helplessness and not being in control of police as reasons for his inability in handling the situation. But that is not true.

According to an article by Indian Express, there is a list of things that a union territory can do, for example- call the central government to send the army. Mr. Kejriwal did that, on Wednesday. By this time, the death toll reached in the 30s, fear instilled in people, anti-CAA protesters vacated from the neighbourhood, and crores of damage to the property had already happened. What stopped Kejriwal from acting as a responsible Chief Minister?

Kejriwal’s response leaves much to be desired and social media didn’t leave any punches in telling him just that.

 

Mr. Kejriwal when will you stand up for your Dilli?

 

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