New Delhi: On the eve of International Women's Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to all men in the national capital to make the city such that women can feel free and live happily.
In an audio message released on radio, Kejriwal, who is in Bengaluru these days for naturopathy treatment for high blood sugar and cough, credited his wife and mother for whatever he is today.
"Two women are behind whatever I am today...They are my wife and mother. During my fight against corruption, my wife ran the house while my mother supported me," Kejriwal said.
Stating that men had a lot to learn from women, the Delhi CM said, "My message is to all the men in the city. It is admirable how women fulfill their responsibilities honestly and without making any fuss. They play many roles such as that of a mother, daughter, wife, sister and daughter-in-law... They do their job and also take care of their families."
"I salute their rock solid tolerance. There is a lot of things that men should learn from them (women), but I have seen that some men comment on their dresses and do an assessment of their character..They talk absurd things about women and also molest them. Men who do not respect women outside can never respect women in their homes," he said in nearly one-minute long audio message.
Appealing to all Delhiites to make the city safe, he said, "I want that we should make Delhi such a city where every woman feels free and lives happily. On the eve of Women's Day, I salute all women of Delhi...Happy Women's Day."
This is Kejriwal's second audio message since AAP was voted to power in Delhi. He had earlier issued an audio message to invite people of the city for his oath-taking ceremony as Chief Minister at Ramlila Maidan.