Saturday, September 26, 2020
Home Opinions Kalpana Tiwari, on behalf of Arvind Kejriwal, we are sorry

Kalpana Tiwari, on behalf of Arvind Kejriwal, we are sorry

In a shocking display of insensitivity, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to give a religious twist while politicising the death of Vivek Tiwari by claiming that the BJP does not protect the ‘interests of Hindus’.

He then later had a telephonic conversation with the widow of Vivek Tiwari. Kalpana Tiwari, while addressing media lashed out on Kejriwal for trying to bring in caste and religious angle in the unfortunate death of her husband by the hands of UP policemen.

While interacting with media, Kalpana Tiwari was asked what did Kejriwal talk to her about. She said Kejriwal extended support to her. When she was questioned about Kejriwal’s communal tweets, she expressed her disbelief and said how can someone who is as sincere as Kejriwal bring a casteism angle in this. She added that right now she needs comfort and support and the killing of her husband has no caste angle to it.

“You shouldn’t add caste angle to everything. Because Modi government has never encouraged casteism and people from every community are extended help and support,” she added.

- Advertisement -

However, despite being called out by Vivek Tiwari’s widow, Arvind Kejriwal brazened it out on Twitter and tweeted again at 12:09 pm that “an innocent Hindu was killed in broad daylight.”

He added that the killers then held a press conference in the police, while your minister calls him a criminal. But when we ask for justice, we are accused of having a lowly thought?

Vivek Tiwari was killed on the intervening night of 28th and 29th September by a bullet injury, fired by Uttar Pradesh policemen, following which a case of murder (under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code) was filed against the two policemen. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) had also been formed under the SP Crime of UP Police for a magisterial inquiry into the incident. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also condemned the incident and said that if needed, a CBI probe will be ordered into it. Despite that, Arvind Kejriwal chose to focus on the religion of Tiwari instead of the fact that this is a law and order issue which needs to be tackled.

Kejriwal entered politics on the plank of non-corruption and hopes of being a politician who would be different from the existing ones. He had promised a clean government, devoid of politics based on divisive politics based on caste and religions. However, Kejriwal has, over the time, set lower bars of politics in India. So much that he makes the existing lot of politicians, many of whom have criminal cases behind them, appear saner.

Kalpana Tiwari has just lost her husband. Even before she could come to terms of losing a loved one, Arvind Kejriwal has descended upon the death of her husband to gain a political mileage by mudslinging the BJP ruled government in the state. That her husband died of bullet injury fired upon by UP cops, who were perhaps not aware of his religion, caste or even name, is shoved aside as Kejriwal insists that Hindus are not safe because BJP government killed a ‘Hindu’. No, an innocent man died, leaving behind a grieving wife and a family which will take years, if not months, to come to terms with his untimely demise. Please do not tarnish it and use a death of an innocent to further your politics.

But Kejriwal’s tweet shouldn’t really come as a surprise to us. He got away scot-free when an AAP volunteer, Soni, committed suicide after she claimed that when she was sexually assaulted by a fellow AAP worker, but when she complained to Kejriwal, he asked her to ‘compromise‘. At a time when the nation was still coming to terms with the heinous Kathua rape case, Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders including Alka Lamba had spread the fake news about the rape of a girl in Surat claiming involvement of BJP/ABVP leader in the crime.

When dozens of girls were rescued from the house of horrors in the shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, Kejriwal was caught smiling and making merry and sharing a joke with Shehla Rashid.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and JNU freelance protestor Shehla Rashid share a joke

Unfortunately, it is not just Kejriwal who has displayed lack of sensitivity. Following the arrest of Kejriwal’s nephew Vinay Bansal in connection with the PWD scam, the AAP chief’s wife Sunita Kejriwal took to Twitter to put out a veiled threat to Delhi LG Anil Baijal to ‘stop harassing’ her widow sister and the AAP government.

She had told Baijal to be careful since he would know what happened to former LG Najeeb Jung, who is now ‘suffering from severe illness’ and he ‘regrets what he did with AAP government,’ insinuating that Jung was suffering from ‘severe illness’ as a ‘karma’ of what he ‘did with AAP’ and hence, to save himself from such ‘karma’ Baijal should not ‘harass AAP government and her widowed sister’. The crass language used by his wife was even worse than Kejriwal who usually does not leave any stone unturned to lower the bar of decency.

I am shocked and ashamed at the brazenness displayed by the chief minister of a state.

As a responsible voter of India, I am disgusted and ashamed to have Arvind Kejriwal represent me.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Nirwa Mehtahttps://medium.com/@nirwamehta
Politically incorrect. Author, Flawed But Fabulous.

Related Articles

Trending now

Kerala terrorist convicted, was one of the few Indians to receive tough ISIS battle training in Iraq to wage Jihad: Read details

Subahani Haja Moideen, who was arrested by NIA in October 2016, had fought for ISIS in Iraq and was entrusted with the responsibility of building a sprawling ISIS network in India

Despite rhetoric, Bharat Band supported by Congress fails to impress, Indian Railways see no impact on train operations, movements see increase

Indian Railways saw an increase in freight volume during the Bharat Bandh called by farmer organisations compared to the previous day

A tale of love, sacrifice and devotion: How the last Hindu of Ghazni stayed back in Afghanistan to take care of his Temple, even...

Raja Ram may have never set his feet in India but his name bears the unmistakable mark of the intimate relationship he shares with out country.

AajTak ke camera se nahi bach payegi Deepika Padukone: As the actor makes her way to NCB, IndiaToday does everything they criticise Republic for

The Aaj Tak reporter added several non-essential information about Deepika Padukone to claim that the coverage was exclusive

Every inch of the land of Katra Keshav Dev is sacred for Hindus: Civil Suit filed in Mathura court for reclamation of Krishna Janmabhoomi

Almost a year after the historic judgement in Ram Mandir case, a civil suit has been filed in a Mathura court seeking the ownership over entire 13.37 acres of Krishna Janmabhoomi land in Mathura

She was bowling to him, I did not use any other word: Sunil Gavaskar issues clarification after being targetted with fake news

Hours after being subjected to online backlash for 'sexism' and 'misogyny' on the basis of fake news, ace cricketer Sunil Gavaskar responded to the controversy

Recently Popular

India Today editors’ tussle with Republic TV is ruining their own credibility, one tweet at a time: Read how

Rahul Kanwal and Rajdeep's sly, targeted tweets against Republic TV are only helping to take their own credibilities further down, and exposing their own hypocrisy.

Uttar Pradesh: Hindu girl beheaded after she refused to convert to Islam, husband Ejaz and friend Shoaib Akhtar nabbed

23-year-old Hindu woman has been brutally murdered by two Muslim youth after she refused to convert to Islam after marriage.

KWAN representative told me that I need to attend Karan Johar Parties to make a comeback to movies: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

One of the main things is that you need to be seen at Karan Johar's parties, KWAN representative had told Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

AajTak ke camera se nahi bach payegi Deepika Padukone: As the actor makes her way to NCB, IndiaToday does everything they criticise Republic for

The Aaj Tak reporter added several non-essential information about Deepika Padukone to claim that the coverage was exclusive

Ranveer Singh asks Narcotics Bureau to allow him to accompany Deepika Padukone during interrogation due to her ‘anxiety issues’

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, the husband of Deepika Padukone, has asked NCB whether he can be present during his wife’s interrogation

Fact Check: No, Sunil Gavaskar didn’t make sexist comment against Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma during an IPL game

Sunil Gavaskar was referring to a video of Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma playing cricket,, didn't make any sexist comment

Kanpur Police inches closer to bust the Love Jihad racket, nabs a woman advocate who prepared fake documents for the accused

The Uttar Pradesh police, through this advocate, is trying to find out the links of the ongoing ‘Love Jihad’ racket in Kanpur

Man who sent death threats to Yogi Adityanath arrested by UP Police, claims he sent the messages while drunk

Truck driver Amarpal arrested after he sent death threats to UP CM demanding the release of jailed BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari.

The Wire journalists share edited video to spread fake news about BJP workers attacking anti-farmer bill protestors in Patna: Here’s the truth

BJP workers had clashed with Jan Adhikar Party workers after BJP officer was attacked, but journalists blame BJP for 'attacking' protestors

Economics of Higher Education in India: Tamil Nadu as a sample state

There is a need to derive an economic solution for the issue of NEET protests that we see in Tamil Nadu and the seeming unfairness.

Kerala terrorist convicted, was one of the few Indians to receive tough ISIS battle training in Iraq to wage Jihad: Read details

Subahani Haja Moideen, who was arrested by NIA in October 2016, had fought for ISIS in Iraq and was entrusted with the responsibility of building a sprawling ISIS network in India

Uttar Pradesh police establish links between all five cases of Love Jihad in Kanpur’s Juhi colony, forms SIT to probe the allegations

UP police have constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe allegations of ‘Love Jihad’ and forced conversion after several cases emerge from Kanpur

Despite rhetoric, Bharat Band supported by Congress fails to impress, Indian Railways see no impact on train operations, movements see increase

Indian Railways saw an increase in freight volume during the Bharat Bandh called by farmer organisations compared to the previous day

Punjab govt refuses to help farmers as stubble burning threatens to aggravate coronavirus crisis due to worsening air pollution. Read details

Doctors and epidemiological experts believe that stubble burning could aggravate the COVID-19 situation due to impact on air pollution.

Petition in Supreme Court seeks protection for transgender persons against sex crimes under existing laws

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking protection of laws for the transgender community against sex crimes.

“Aapko dadi hui hai”, BJP spokesperson takes potshots at opposition at the expense of Shaheen Bagh ‘sherni’ Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bano. Shaheen Bagh, has been named by the Time Magazine in its list of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2020’.

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
455,868FollowersFollow
17,100SubscribersSubscribe