Investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots promoted a Congress MLA to barge into the press conference of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. As Kejriwal listed his achievements as he completed one month in office, the Okhla MLA demanded a similar probe into the Batla House encounter case.
While taking questions from the media on Thursday, Kejriwal was asked if he would call for an SIT probe in the 2008 Batla House encounter. No sooner did Kejriwal denied, Asif Mohd Khan, the Congress MLA from Okhla, tried to barge into the conference hall. He called Kejriwal a ‘Jhootisthan Radio’ - somebody who only spoke lies. “When he had come to campaign at Okhla before the elections he had promised to the people that he would call for an SIT probe into the encounter. He had even distributed leaflets for the same,” said Khan.
“Kejriwal called an SIT probe into the 1984 riots to woo the Sikh voter. But he has played with the sentiments of the Muslims,” he said. Kejriwal, however, denied having made any such pre-poll promise. Khan also threatened that he would not support AAP on any of the bills they bring to the House