New Delhi, Oct 4: Against the backdrop of BJP MLA Sangeet Som's visit and controversial speech in Dadri, Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal today alleged "collusion" between ruling Samajwadi Party in UP and the BJP and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "silence" over it.
"Collusion between parties in the state and Centre? What is happening is quite dangerous. PM's silence almost a tacit approval," Kejriwal tweeted referring to controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som's visit to Dadri where he attacked Samajwadi Party (SP) government. Som, accused of making inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots, alleged that the state government was acting in a biased manner like it did during violence in western Uttar Pradesh two years ago and was shielding those who had "slaughtered cow".
Kejriwal also praised the son of the murdered Iqlakh, who is an officer in the Indian Airforce. "Salute to Sartaj. Common man is the biggest hope today. Hate, hatred can be ended only through love, not further hatred," Kejriwal twitted.
Kejriwal yesterday met the family of the man, who was lynched over rumour of beef consumption, and had attacked the parties alleging they were spreading poison between Hindus and Muslims for their votebank politics. Following the beef consumption announcement, the victim Iqlakh was dragged out of his home and killed on a village street.
His 22-year-old son Danish is in hospital following two brain surgeries. The District Magistrate has directed that nobody should be allowed to meet the victim's family unless family members comprising Jaan Mohhamad, Afzal and Sartaj give permission.