The Delhi Chief Minister said, “My life is also present for the country. But I’m not important. The country is important.”
The Aam Aadmi Party alleged on Wednesday that the Bharatiya Janta Party was trying to kill Kejriwal and cited the recent Punjab Assembly elections as the reason.
However, media reports suggest that the violence outside Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi was linked to his comments about ‘The Kashmir Files’, a movie that tells the story of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also made similar statements about a “conspiracy to kill” the Chief Minister.
“If the biggest party of the country, which is in power at the Centre, resorts to such hooliganism, it will spread a bad message among people. People will think that this is the right way (to deal with anything),” he said at an event.
The BJP, however, has accused the AAP of scripting a drama and playing the “victim card” after the ”public anger” against Kejriwal’s remarks “mocking” displaced Kashmiri Pandits.
The Delhi Police has arrested eight people in connection with alleged vandalism at Kejriwal’s residence here, according to reports from PTI.
About 150-200 people linked to the BJP’s ‘Yuva Morcha’ marched towards the Chief Minister’s residence around noon on Wednesday, Delhi Police said. Around 70 people were also detained after the incident, media reports said citing officials.
“They were carrying a small box of paint from which they threw paint outside the door. In the imbroglio, a boom barrier arm is also found vandalised as also a CCTV camera”, a press release from Delhi Police said.