Recent reports of a young girl being pulled from a car and killed have generated much discussion and outrage from various political parties in Delhi, such as Aam Aadmi Party, BJP, and Congress, prompting questions and statements regarding safety for girls living there. Amit Malviya of the BJP expressed displeasure with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for misusing power while “running government,” sharing an old interview where Kejriwal criticized former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for law and order issues within this city.
Malviya’s Tweet on Arvind Kejriwal
दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल को इतना लाचार नहीं होना चाहिए, जो महिला सुरक्षा को उम्मीद के भरोसे छोड़ कर कट ले।
पंजाब में तो पुलिस भी आम आदमी पार्टी की सरकार के पास है, लेकिन वहाँ महिलाएँ छोड़िए, कोई भी सुरक्षित नहीं है।
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) January 2, 2023
Malviya tweeted that Kejriwal should not give up hope on women’s safety in Delhi and noted how even in Punjab where Aam Aadmi Party is in power and their police report to them, women remain unsafe there. Malviya stressed the difference between running an effective government and engaging in short-cut tactics.
Delhi Police report directly to the Central Government’s Ministry of Home Affairs rather than to the Union Territory Government which has come under criticism for assigning responsibility for crimes committed within its boundaries to opposition members or critics – something which often happens with Aam Aadmi Party governing Delhi while the BJP leads centrally.
Kejriwal Response to Tweet
Malviya’s tweets came in response to Kejriwal’s hope that those responsible for the New Year’s Day incident would be severely punished, which Malviya shared via video shared by Kejriwal himself criticizing Dikshit for her comment about how police are not under her direct control.
These statements and discussions highlight concerns over women’s safety in Delhi and emphasize the need for action from government to implement better security arrangements.