Amidst the political tussle going on between the AAP and BJP’s Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the BJP leader has once again openly challenged Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. Bagga slammed the AAP, saying he was arrested by the Punjab Police “like a terrorist” for asking AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal about his promises to act against the accused in the Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege case, drug mafia, and Khalistani separatists in the state. The Aam Aadmi Party is in power in Delhi and Punjab, with Mr Kejriwal the chief minister in the national capital and Bhagwant Singh Mann the chief minister in Punjab.
While addressing his first press conference after the dramatic arrest that saw the police forces of Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi in a tussle, BJP leader Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga asserted that he will continue to ask Mr Kejriwal questions about his promises, failures and all other issues even if 1000 cases are registered against him.
“I was arrested like a terrorist. Was it my fault to ask Kejriwal about his promise to arrest the accused in Guru Granth Sahib’s sacrilege, was it my fault to ask him about action against drug mafia and separatists raising slogans of Khalistan in Punjab?,” said BJP leader Bagga.
The Haryana and Punjab High Court on Tuesday directed Punjab Police not to arrest Mr Bagga till July 5. He was welcomed at the Delhi BJP office by the party’s city president Adesh Gupta and West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma. Mr Gupta greeted Bagga and extended his thanks to the court, top BJP leaders, and police from Delhi and Haryana who supported the “fight for justice”.
After welcoming Bagga, BJP leader Adesh Gupta said:
“I want to ask Kejriwal how come he has changed himself although he had come to change the politics. The real face and character of Kejriwal have come before the people. Mr Kejriwal could have used the Punjab Police to act against the drug mafia and rein in activities of separatist elements in the state but he went after Mr Bagga who asked him questions.”
With the HC’s relief to Bagga, the political drama and battle of words seems to continue between the AAP and BJP, where the BJP looks like playing on the frontfoot after the HC’s decision to not to arrest Bagga till July 5.