Amid the furore over the shooting of a Lucknow man, also an executive with the tech company Apple, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted “Why did they kill Vivek Tiwari, a Hindu? BJP leaders are freely raping women and getting away with it.
Open your eyes to the fact that the BJP is not a well-wisher of Hindus. They will not think twice before murdering all Hindus to get to power”.
The tweet however has raked up another controversy.
He went on to allege that BJP does not protect the interest of Hindus.
The Chief Minister’s observations were met with criticism by a number of netizens.
Many of the netizens accused him of being “silent” on the alleged stabbing of 23-year-old Ankit Saxena by the family of his Muslim girlfriend in west Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar earlier this year.
What is all the more shocking is that even Vivek Tiwari’s widow Kalpana, expressed disapproval over Mr Kejriwal’s statement.
On Twitter, BJP supporters shredded Mr Kejriwal’s comment using the hashtag #VultureKejriwal, which became one of the top trending topics with nearly 10,000 posts.
Even the Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya, who visited the victim’s house today, also slammed Aam Aadmi Party leader for politicising the incident.
He said that the two policemen who committed this horrendous crime have been sent to prison.>