BJP MP Mahesh Girri has been sitting on a hunger strike since Sunday with placard that reads “Kejriwal come and face the people”, outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The BJP leader, who has demanding an apology from the Delhi CM for alleging that he had a role in the recent murder of MM Khan,was joined by BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy Monday morning.
The senior BJP leader who joined the protest, reportedly, said, “Lt Governor Najeeb Jung must be dismissed.”
“I have come here in support of Mahesh Girri because CM Kejriwal has levelled baseless allegations,” said Swamy.
“All his life he (Kejriwal) has done fraud. He says he was a meritorious student in IIT but I have records of how he got his admission…which I will reveal in a press conference. Till now I was Rajan ke peechhe (was going after RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan) and he is now gone,” Swamy said.
CM Kejriwal had, in a letter, accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of trying to protect Girri in the murder of MM Khan, an official of the New Delhi Municipal Council, the central government-run civic body. Girri said the Delhi CM should resign or prove the allegation against him.
“Arvind Kejriwal is bringing up Modi Ji’s name again & again just to deflect from this issue & to cover up his own shortcomings (sic),” BJP MP Girri tweeted.
“If he proves his allegations then I will quit politics, otherwise he should do so,” Girri had said on Sunday.
Girri had written to Kejriwal last week challenging him to a public debate and also asked him to produce evidence against him.
Kejriwal in a tweet said, “He shud be arrested n interrogated by Modi police in MM Khan murder case. Modi police shielding him.”
MM Khan, an estate officer, was shot dead on May 16 in Jamia Nagar in South Delhi, a day before he was scheduled to clear an order on the lease terms of a hotel functioning on property leased out by the civic body.