When the reporter said that the reason for the deaths needs to be investigated, Kejriwal blew a fuse.

Kejriwal loses his cool when BBC reporter asks if demonetisation deaths can be provenScreenshot
Social Demonetisation Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 16:14

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been strongly vocal against PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation policy, recently hit out at a BBC journalist when asked if deaths in queues could be directly linked to demonetisation.

During a Facebook live interview to BBC Hindi on November 19, Kejriwal said that there have been 55 deaths in the country so far because of demonetisation.  

When the reporter questioned Kejriwal as to how he could link all 55 deaths to the move, the AAP leader lost his cool. 

"The audience is watching this; how honest BBC people are. Fifty five people have died in the country after Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes were demonetised. And these BBC people say that the deaths can't be linked. This is his honest reporting," Kerjriwal said derisively looking at the camera. 

When the reporter said that the reason for the deaths needs to be investigated, Kejriwal blew a fuse. 

"You are not questioning. You are making fun. You have done a very shameless thing. Fifty five people have died and you are questioning their deaths," he said.

 

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Posted by BBC Hindi on Saturday, November 19, 2016

 

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