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Counsel Arvind Kejriwal towards his ‘high-headed behaviour’, former IPS officers write to president

Thirty former Indian Police Service officers on Tuesday urged President Droupadi Murmu to intervene and counsel Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal towards his “high-headed and boorish behaviour” in direction of police personnel.

In a letter to the president, the retired officers flagged an incident in Gujarat on September 12, when Kejriwal was concerned in an argument with cops over safety protocols. The Delhi chief minister had alleged that he was being stopped by the police from visiting the general public.

The previous officers stated that Kejriwal’s remarks had been “distasteful and thoughtless” and have triggered deep damage to the police power.

“Contemplating that Kejriwal is the chief minister of India’s capital metropolis, the police power is obligation sure to make sure his security,” the group stated within the letter. “It was disheartening to notice that as a way to rating a political brownie level, Kejriwal carried out himself in a fashion that totally belittled the cops for diligently obeying their duties…”

The officers, together with former Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid, accused Kejriwal of “orchestrating” comparable controversies up to now. In 2017, he raised an identical grievance with the Punjab Police, even asking for a whole withdrawal of safety, the group stated.

“It’s noteworthy that quickly after campaigning concludes, Kejriwal in a very conflicting stance is fast to quote ‘menace notion’ and allege that the police forces of the nation don’t supply him adequate safety,” they stated.

In response, the Aam Aadmi Social gathering alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering was behind the letter by the officers, PTI reported.

“BJP’s prospects in Gujarat in forthcoming elections are very dangerous,” the social gathering stated. “Their very own leaders lack any mass attraction and are utterly discredited. That’s why the BJP has to now sought assist of some retired cops.”

The event got here after a bunch of former bureaucrats and diplomats on September 15 wrote to the Election Fee, alleging Kejriwal sought to induce public servants to assist his outfit in Gujarat and demanded the withdrawal of the popularity to the Aam Aadmi Social gathering.

The retired bureaucrats and diplomats had stated that Kejriwal, throughout a press convention in Rajkot on September 3, repeatedly urged public servants within the state to work in tandem with the Aam Aadmi Social gathering to make sure its victory within the polls.

The elections in Gujarat are slated to be held by December. The BJP has been in energy within the state for greater than twenty years. The Aam Aadmi Social gathering has been working to make inroads within the Saurashtra area, the place the BJP had suffered electorally in 2017.



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