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Is Kejriwal trying to say Delhi-ites happy with liquor shops mushrooming? Does he interact with people?

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has initiated a 15-hour raid at the residence of Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister and close confidant of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he has become vocal on trying to prove he and his party is holy cow. Really? Why was he silent when people were requesting him to change the excise policy that saw opening of liquor shops across Delhi. The BJP had accused Delhi government of flouting city’s Master Plan to accommodate liquor mafias open shops having educational and religious institutions within the 100 metre redius.

Today, we hear the CM making a reaction on the liquor allegations but we did not hear a single word when a 20-year-old was gang-raped, tonsured, garlanded with slippers and paraded with a blackened face in the Kasturba Nagar area in the national capital. She was attacked by a a group of people, including women, who chopped off her hair, tore her clothes, blackened her face. The woman was also allegedly sexually assaulted. The accused were found to be illicit liquor sellers residing in the area.

Women safety is what Delhi CM always boasts off but he never cared to listen to the plight of women who had requested Kejriwal to roll back on his liquor policy and remove the shops from residential areas. They had expressed fear of anti-social elements becoming powerful creatingh mess across the city. Kejriwal never paid any heed but he offered ‘buy one get one free’ scheme. I had myself met people while reporting on the issue and found both men and women across Delhi fuming. During opening of a liquor shop bang opposite Maharaja Agrasen College, in Govindpuri, south Delhi, I interacted with a group of senior citizen sitting on an indefinite dharna who said they would like to teach Kejriwal a lesson for disturbing the peace and calm in the area. Locals had expressed concerns about the safety and security of females.

On Thursday, today, Kejriwal along with his party members paid a visit to Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. He accused the BJP of trying to topple his government. He said BJP needs 40 MLAs and it has kept Rs 800 crore to achieve this. Why does he have to do a photo opp at Raj Ghat to prove BJP was trying to implicate the ‘holy cow’ government into false cases.

The problem is people in Delhi have lost the trust they had ushered in Kejriwal due to various reasons that shattered the image of Delhi government.