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Can die for my country: Arvind Kejriwal after BJP activists vandalise residence

New Delhi: 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 the 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.”

On Wednesday, a sit-in was staged by around 150-200 protestors of BJP Yuva Morcha outside the CM’s residence on Link Road near IP College against remarks made by Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) about the film The Kashmir Files directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the Delhi Police said.

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At around 1.00 pm, some of the protestors breached two barricades and reached a spot outside the CM’s residence, where they created a 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.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national president Tejasvi Surya and Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga were leading the protests against Kejriwal’s statement on the film. Kejriwal had slammed BJP leaders for promoting the film, claiming that its makers were earning money using the suffering of Kashmiri Pandits.

BJYM members also vandalised property outside the CM’s residence, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and several other Delhi ministers and MLAs alleged on Twitter. They called the protests a “conspiracy to kill Kejriwal”, in response to the BJP’s recent defeat to the AAP in the Punjab Assembly elections, the only one of five states where the party was unable to form a government.

India Blooms News Service

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