The ever-growing silent war of words between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and top cop BS Bassi is only getting more tense by the day.
Bassi has now reportedly said that the latest AAP advertisement running on TV and radio about the stabbing of a young teen in the capital is misleading and exaggerates safety problems for women in the city.
The ad has the CM describing the brutal murder of a 19-year-old in Delhi’s Anand Parbat market by alleged stalkers. Kejriwal had earlier even gone on to say that since Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly controls Delhi police, he should spare a few hours every week to assess the capital’s law and order situation.
The woman’s parents had earlier alleged that despite their repeated complaints in this matter, no report had been filed and no action taken against the stalker.
In a television interview last week, Kejriwal had referred to a normal Delhi cop as a ‘thulla’, a term that was considered derisive by senior police officers who issued a strong rebuttal to the same.
Ever since taking over the Delhi government in February, AAP has fought for the transfer of important departments that are not under the local government’s control, including police, land and law and order.
In the latest battle with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and the Centre, AAP had to recently face cancellation orders for its latest recruitment Swati Maliwal as Delhi Commission for Women chief.