People of Delhi will not support riots: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the people of Delhi would not support riots. He also said that he was ready for elections in the national capital but the BJP was not initiating them.

Updated: Oct 26, 2014, 15:00 PM IST

Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the people of Delhi would not support riots. He also said that he was ready for elections in the national capital but the BJP was not initiating them.

Kejriwal was quoted by ANI as saying, “Uttar Pradesh public gave an answer to the riots and so will Delhi public. They will not support riots in Delhi.”

He added, “Ready to contest polls. But want to know why BJP is not initiating polls, because their internal surveys show they'll lose.”

The AAP leader also said, “Some BJP people came to me and told me about the fake votes. This is their wave?”

Accusing the BJP of trying to get voters' list fudged in Delhi, Kejriwal had alleged yesterday that BJP had promised Rs 1500 for "one fake vote" and Rs 200 to get any "vote for AAP" deleted.

"A top BJP leader has directed all Delhi BJP MLAs to get at least 5000 fake votes made in each constituency and get AAP votes deleted. Bribe rate is Rs 1500 for new fake vote, Rs 200 to get any vote deleted. This information was given by someone who did this job for BJP last week,” he had said.

At the same time he had tweeted the following:

On elections in Delhi he had posted the following following:

Delhi has been under President's rule since Kejriwal resigned as CM on February 14.

In the Assembly elections held last year, BJP had won 31 seats in the 70-member house while the AAP emerged victorious in 28 seats.

Meanwhile, East Delhi`s Trilokpuri area remained tense but no fresh violence was reported, police said today, a day after five people were shot at during a communal clash.

The police have detained around 70 people while section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) has been imposed in the area following late Thursday`s clash between two communities over Diwali rituals in Trilokpuri`s B-Block.

The two groups of people pelted stones at each other Friday. After a brief period of calm, clashes erupted again and five people were shot at Saturday evening.

Police said 14 people, including 13 police personnel, were injured in the stone pelting. They were admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri and the Guru Teg Bahadur hospitals in east Delhi.

Police, Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force personnel have been deployed in the area.

Senior officers have also been stationed in the police stations there.

Over 30 police vans, water cannons and riot control vehicles have been stationed in the area and police combing is on.

With Agency inputs