New Delhi, Apr 24: Delhi BJP on Friday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's "conditional" apology over the suicide of a farmer has exposed his "horrifying" face, and questioned his "silence" on the issue during the last three days.
"The way the chief minister stayed away from public and media for three days and avoided speaking on a tragedy that happened in his presence raises a question," Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay said in a press conference.
"When a farmer dies under suspicious circumstances in the presence of a chief minister, its media coverage is natural. Chief Minister's statement that a game of TRP and melodrama is going on is not only condemnable but a shame on humanity," Upadhyay said.
He alleged that for AAP, the issue of farmers' plight was an opportunity to do "dirty" politics.
"The chief minister had three weeks ago in a rally at Mundka announced Rs 20,000 per acre as relief for the farmers who incurred losses due to crop damage. But till date, even the necessary survey work has not started for the same," he claimed.
"The chief minister is earning cheap publicity through huge compensation hoardings put up at cost of public- exchequer," he alleged.
Upadhyay alleged that it was "Kejriwal's nature to first do things in his own way and later when things go disarray, he apologises feigning innocence."
"Chief minister you speak of engaging people in dialogue on every issue will you tell people what effort did you make as an individual to save the farmer, did you engage him in any dialogue?" Upadhayay asked.