Can die for my country: Arvind Kejriwal after BJP leaders' vandalism at Delhi CM's residence
New Delhi/IBNS: In his first response to the vandalism at his residence by young Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he was ready to sacrifice his life for the country.
"Kejriwal is not important, this country is important. I can die for my country," said Kejriwal.
"We have wasted 75 years (since Independence) in fighting with one another," Kejriwal, who heads powerful regional satrap Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), said and added, "Such hooliganism by the country's largest and ruling party sends a wrong message to the youth of the country."
A sit-in was started by around 150-200 protestors of BJP Yuva Morcha outside the CM residence on Link Road near IP College against remarks made by Kejriwal in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha over "The Kashmir Files" movie, the Delhi Police official said.
At around 1 pm, some of the protestors breached two barricades and reached outside CM's house where they created ruckus and shouted slogans.
They were carrying a small box of paint from which they threw paint outside the door. In the imbroglio, a boom barrier arm was also found vandalised as also a CCTV camera, Delhi Police said.
BJP youth wing activists mounted an attack on Kejriwal's residence and it all happened when Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national president Tejasvi Surya and Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga were leading the protest against Kejriwal's last week's statement on the Vivek Agnihotri directorial.
Kejriwal had slammed the BJP leaders for promoting the movie and asked not to put up posters of a “false movie” claiming that filmmakers were earning money by using the suffering of Kashmiri Pandits.
The BJYM members were the ones who allegedly vandalised property outside the CM house, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisidia along with several other Delhi Ministers and MLAs alleged on Twitter as well.
They called it a "conspiracy to kill Kejriwal" as BJP was stunned by its only defeat in the five Assembly polls, where they lost Punjab to AAP.