In a rare public outbursts, Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has launched a tirade against the Delhi Police asking it to feel ashamed for not being able to protect her husband. Her anger was evident moments after Kejriwal was attacked by a man, identified as Anil Sharma, inside the secretariat building.
The chief minister’s wife wrote, “Shame on such police, which is unable to protect its chief minister at the behest of the BJP. Children and family members of the same police force are benefiting from the efforts of the Delhi government in education and health sector.”
This is the first time Sunita Kejriwal has made such public outbursts in favour of her husband, who has been at the receiving end ever since he became the chief minister of Delhi in 2013.
Kejriwal was attacked by Sharma, a BJP supporter, on Tuesday afternoon outside his office.
Sunita Kejriwal, who worked a senior Income Tax officer, had opted for voluntary retirement in July 2016. She was last posted as Commissioner of I-T in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Delhi.
In the CCTV footage of the attack, Sharma was seen pretending to touch Kejriwal’s feet before quickly getting up to smear chilli powder in the chief minister’s eyes. Kejriwal’s party, the AAP, had slammed the Delhi Police for security lapse.
In her subsequent tweet, Sunita Kejriwal said that the Centre’s BJP government will not allow the Delhi Police take strict against Kejriwal’s attacker since he was a ‘BJP goon.’ She wrote, “Central government controlling police will not let it take strict action against the attacker on CM being BJP goon. This anomaly is only in Delhi state, weird. Wish the Judiciary takes some suo moto cognisance of this nuisance.”
The Delhi Police has already come under attack for not taking the matter seriously. According to the Delhi Police, which reports to the Centre’s BJP government, Sharma had come to meet Kejriwal with his grievances and chilli powder fell down from his pocket as he bent to touch his feet.
However, the CCTV video clearly showed the man attempting to attack the chief minister, who nearly fell down on the ground.