Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and PM Narendra Modi (File photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit back at BJP leader Vijay Goel, who had said the CM should have the personal security officer of his choice if he doubts him, saying it is "Modi Ji who wants to get me killed, not my PSO”. Kejriwal on Saturday claimed he will be assassinated by his personal security officer, like former prime minister Indira Gandhi. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party is after his life and will kill him one day.
"BJP would get me murdered by my own PSO one day like Indira Gandhi. My own security officers report to BJP," Kejriwal had told a news channel in Punjab.
Hitting out at him, Goel said it is sad Kejriwal is doubting his PSO.
“It is sad that by doubting your PSO you have besmirched the reputation of Delhi police. You should choose your own PSO and if you need any help in this regard let me know. I wish you have a long life,” Goel said in a tweet.
Responding to it, Kejriwal said on Twitter it is "not my PSO but Modi ji who wants to get me killed”.
विजय जी, मेरी हत्या मेरा PSO नहीं, मोदी जी करवाना चाहते हैं। https://t.co/2jCwJPOca8— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 20, 2019
The Delhi Police on Saturday said its security unit is a professional set up of well trained personnel who are thoroughly committed to their jobs and performed their duties with a high level of dedication and professionalism.
"The unit has been providing security cover commendably for several high dignitaries of all political parties. The security personnel posted in the security team of honourable CM, Delhi are equally well committed to their duties," said Anil Mittal, additional PRO of the Delhi Police.
Kejriwal was in Punjab to campaign for his party, which is contesting on all seats in the state, when he made the allegation. Earlier this month, he was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Delhi's Moti Nagar area on Saturday.
The Delhi Police had claimed that the culprit was a disgruntled AAP worker but the party blamed the BJP for the attack.
"I will be murdered and police would say it was a disgruntled party worker. What does it mean, if a Congress worker is angry with Captain saab (Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh) can he hit him, if a BJP worker is angry with Modi ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), can he hit him?" Kejriwal asked.