Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday blamed the central government for the violence that took place in the Patiala House Courts complex and said that Modi government failed to arrest students who shouted anti-national slogans,how will they catch terrorists.
The Aam Aadmi Party chief said action should be taken against students who shouted anti-national slogans at a JNU event but criticised the Centre for failing to arrest those responsible.
“This government can’t catch 4-5 students who shouted those anti-national slogans, how will they catch who carried out the Pathankot attacks,” the chief minister said outside Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“The Delhi police is a uniformed force… If its master says don’t do anything, they won’t do anything. If the master tells them to shoot, they will shoot,” Kejriwal said, adding: “Their master is central government… this is the dictatorship of the prime minister (Narendra Modi).”
“We raised these issues with the President. Who will decide who is anti-national?” he asked.Kejriwal also asked why the police have been unable to arrest those who raised the “anti-national slogans”.
Kejriwal told the media after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee that Delhi Police would not have remained mute spectators during the violence in the court if they were not directed to do so. kejriwal This means the central government — to which Delhi Police reports — was to blame for what happened in the court on Monday and Wednesday, he said.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader added that the attacks on JNU students and journalists by a section of lawyers in the court on Monday and Wednesday was a “challenge” to the Supreme Court