In a letter to Kejriwal on June 16, Girri had invited him to Constitution Club to produce “evidence”

news Monday, June 20, 2016 - 12:02

 BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday joined party MP Mahesh Girri on his continued hunger strike for the second day outside the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. 

"I have come here in support of Mahesh Giri because CM Kejriwal has levelled baseless allegations," said the recently elected MP.

He demanded the Delhi government should be dismissed if Arvind Kejriwal refuses to apologise to the party MP over his allegations in the recent murder of an NDMC official.

Swamy also attacked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for "failing" to protect MPs from attack by "his government" and accused him of seeking guidance from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel.

"Delhi government will survive if Kejriwal apologises...government should be dismissed in national interest," he said.

He claimed that in 1991 when he was the Union Law Minister, he "dismissed" four state governments and the decision of the then central government was upheld by the Supreme Court and supported in Parliament.

The Rajya Sabha MP charged that Kejriwal often uses the "shoot and scoot" tactic to attack political rivals. "He should either show documents (to corroborate his charges against Girri) or apologise," he said.

Asked why has he so far not sought the removal of Jung, Swamy said he was busy with the issue of RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan but now he will "talk to the government" on the issue.

Giri sat in protests demanding that the CM proves his allegations regarding the murder of NDMC official MM Khan.

Kejriwal, in a letter to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, had accused him of trying to “save”  Girri and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar in Khan’s murder.

Girri challenged  Kejriwal for a public debate over his allegations.

In a letter to Kejriwal on June 16,  Girri had invited him to Constitution Club to produce “evidence” he had against him in the M.M. Khan murder case on Sunday 4 pm.

Kejriwal did not accept the challenge following which  Girri, accompanied by his party supporters, reached the Chief Minister’s flagstaff Road residence and sat on hunger strike.

The BJP MP has asked  Kejriwal to either prove his charge against him or “resign” from the post of Chief Minister.

“If he manages to prove, then I will quit politics, otherwise he should do so,”  Girri said.

 Khan, an estate officer of NDMC, was shot dead in Jamia Nagar on May 16, a day before he was scheduled to pass the final order on the lease terms of a hotel which was functioning on a property leased out by the civic body. 

(With PTI inputs)