24 April, New Delhi
The Union Government has said a fair investigation is being conducted into the suicidal death of a farmer at a rally organised by the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi on Wednesday.
Reacting to the apology of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the matter, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy wondered if a Chief Minister cannot save a farmer, then what is the guarantee whether people of the city are safe or not under Kejriwal’s regime.
Rudy was responding to queries by media outside Parliament. When asked that some of the AAP workers allegedly provoked the farmer to climb the tree the Minister said, the investigation is on and those responsible will be brought to book.
Congress leader Verappa Moily said mere apology cannot wash away the laxity of Aam Aadmi Party. He, however, said the issue must not be politicised but be dealt sensitively rather than indulging in blame game.
He also accused the Central government of not being serious over the farmer’s issue. Meanwhile, JD(U) leader K C Tyagi said, the matter should be closed as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already apologised. When asked whether there should be a judicial inquiry into the case, Mr.Tyagi said, the matter should not be unnecessarily poiliticised.