New Delhi: With the BJP stepping up its attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for levelling 'baseless' allegations against its MP Maheish Girri of a role in the recent murder of NDMC office MM Khan, the latter's daughter on Monday made an emotional appeal urging both sides not to play politics on the issue.
The slain NDMC officer’s daughter Iqra Khan also requested Girri to end his hunger strike while demanding a fair probe into the matter.
“I would like to personally request him not to not hold hunger strike. We don't want this issue to be politicised. We are just seeking justice for my father. We are very simple people and we don’t understand politics and we don’t want to do politics,” Iqra was quoted as saying by ANI.
She further stressed that her family only wants an unbiased probe to take place without any interference.
The BJP lawmaker from East Delhi sat on a hunger strike yesterday evening outside the residence of Kejriwal and said that the Delhi Chief Minister has levelled baseless allegations regarding his involvement in the murder case.
“The hunger strike is going to continue. The Delhi Chief Minister has levelled baseless allegations of my involvement in NDMC official MM Khan's murder,” Girri told ANI.
“I will not even move from here till he comes out and I get justice,” he added.
In a letter to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Kejriwal had accused him of trying to "save" Girri and NDMC vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar in Khan's murder.
Girri had asked Kejriwal for a public debate over his allegations.
Khan was shot dead in Jamia Nagar on May 16, a day before he was scheduled to pass the final order on the lease terms of a hotel which was functioning on a property leased out by the civic body.