New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today clubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police in the same category and termed them as "speed breakers" for AAP's "car" of governance in the national capital.
Kejriwal said BJP's sole agenda was not letting the AAP government work even as he urged Modi to hand over the control of the city's police force. "The ruling party would make Delhi the safest city," he said.
"Life runs on positivity. Car of over governance is moving at a rapid pace. We opened neighbourhood clinics, acted against corruption but Modi, LG, ACB Chief MK Meena and Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi are acting as speed breakers but our car will move towards development.
"They (BJP) are working on one philosophy neither they will work nor let others work. Earlier they used to say naa khaunga naa khaane dunga (neither I will eat (take bribe) nor will allow others) but now it has changed to Naa kaam karunga naa kaam karne dunga (neither I will work nor will let other work," he said.
Kejriwal was speaking during the one-day session of the Delhi Assembly on women's security.
"I make a humble request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that either you make Delhi safe for women in next six months or else give Delhi police to us and we will make Delhi country's safest city in six months," he said. Hitting out at BJP for "interfering" in the city's governance, Kejriwal claimed that so far "25 orders" of the Delhi government have been declared null and void by the LG.
"Every day when I issue an order I am confident that a day later Modi government will declare it null and void. So far more than 25 orders of Delhi's elected government has been declared null and void.
"I also spoke to other Chief Ministers. It has never happened in the history of the country that a governor has termed any order of elected government null and void. They
have become null and void LG and PM," he said.
Kejriwal quoted National Crime Record Bureau statistics to paint an unsafe picture of the city.
"NCRB data show that 1.4 per cent of country's population lives in Delhi but 5 per cent of country's total rape cases is alone registered in Delhi. Similarly, 7 per cent of kidnapping takes place in Delhi. Cases of crime in Delhi are 2.5, 4.5 and 5 times more than Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata respectively," Kejriwal said.
The Chief Minister said the death of Meenakshi, the Anand Parbat murder victim, could have been "averted" if police had acted swiftly on the complaint of her mother.
"It is unfortunate that police said it was incident of minor brawl." During the proceedings, some female AAP MLAs raised incidents that allegedly happened to them in the past to which Kejriwal said, "If women sitting inside Delhi Assembly are not feeling safe then how other residents of Delhi will feel safe?".