New Delhi, May 5: Undeterred by the incident of slapping against him by a youth during the election campaign on Saturday, which he termed as having been orchestrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said he would not be undeterred and ' Will fight for my country till last breath'.
Addressing a press conference here, Kejriwal, terming it as an attack on the people of Delhi , demanded resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for slapgate incident.
'If such an attack happens on any other chief minister, will the police commissioner save his job? Prime Minister himself should resign after such an incident. For this attack, police is not responsible, BJP and the Prime Minister are responsible," he said.
Kejriwal said the attacker's wife in a statement had said that her husband was a ' Modi Bhakt".
“It is not the attack on the Chief Minister but it is an attack on the people of Delhi,” Kejriwal said and charged the NDA government with trying to topple the AAP Government in Delhi.
“They tried to topple the AAP Government. They disqualified 21 AAP MLAs in a wrong manner. They cannot tolerate the entry of an ‘Aam Aadmi’ in politics.
“There were raids in my office. Even in my bedroom. There are 33 cases filed against me,” Kejriwal said.
He accused the Centre of trying to topple the AAP government in Delhi. It was the ninth attack on him in the last five years and the fifth since he became the Chief Minister.
“The security of the Chief Minister is in the hands of the Opposition party. The security of the Delhi Chief Minister is the responsibility of the BJP Government,”'/ he said.
The Delhi Chief Minister wondered whether the Saturday's attack on him was a lapse or pre-planned.
Terming it a conspiracy, Kejriwal said there could not be lapses for nine times.
He, however, asserted that such attack would not deter him or the AAP government. “I will fight for my country till last breath,”Kejriwal said.
He added that he been raising the question about the relationship between Modi and Pakistan.
“Why does Imran Khan (Pakistan Prime Minister) appeal to make Modi the Prime Minister again. I would appeal to all 'Modi bakhts' to think of the country and not make a person above the country,” he said and accused Modi of insulting the Army.
Chief Ministers N Chandrababu Naidu (Andhra Pradesh) andMamata Banerjee (Bengal), ex-CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and leaders of the Indian National Congress on Saturday strongly condemned the slapping incident.
Security was breached as a man wearing red T-shirt slapped the AAP national convenor while he was holding a roadshow.
The assailant was pulled off the vehicle by AAP supporters and was detained by the police. Identified as Suresh (33), a auto spare parts dealer, he was immediately taken into police custody and was being quizzed. (UNI)