Manoj Tiwari termed Kejriwal an 'insensitive' person. (Photo Credit: File)
New Delhi :
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday attacked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the inauguration of a sewer line project in Timarpur area on a day 43 people lost their lives in a fire incident in the city. "At a time when entire Delhi is shrouded in grief, 43 families have been devastated and many are injured... the Delhi chief minister is organising 'Badhai Timarpur' programme. Kejriwal ji, how can be you so insensitive?" Tiwari said in a tweet in Hindi.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party clarified that the inauguration event was wrapped up by paying condolence to the victims of the fire incident. Senior AAP leader and party spokesperson Dilip Pandey, who attended the programme, said that the event was turned into a condolence meet and was wrapped up with a brief speech by the chief minister.
"A two-minute silence was observed for those killed in the Anaj Mandi fire incident. The chief minister said a magisterial probe has been ordered and the guilty will not be spared. Tiwari should not indulge in politics on such tragic matters," Pandey said.
In the worst fire accident since the 1997 Uphaar Cinema tragedy in the national capital, 43 people were killed when a massive blaze ripped through a four-storey building housing illegal manufacturing units in north Delhi’s congested Anaj Mandi area on Sunday.
The Delhi government ordered a probe into the fire incident in Anaj Mandi area and sought a detailed report within seven days. Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot directed district magistrate (central) to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within seven days. During his visit to the site, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.
Kejriwal also announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to be given to families of those dead and Rs 1 lakh each to those injured. The expense of medical treatment of those injured to be borne by the government. Prime Minister’s Office also announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of the deceased and 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire.