Mad talk: Indian Home Minister should resign!
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
Unable to somehow control the new Aam Aadmi government led by Arvind Kejriwal who is intensifying the struggle to make Delhi free of crimes and corruption rackets, Indian Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde stoked another controversy by calling Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal mad.
Addressing a meeting, Shinde called Kejriwal a 'mad chief minister' and said that due to a yeda (mad) CM on dharna, I had to cancel the leaves of policemen. Shinde is trying to shield the police persons who refuse to take action against the culprits.
Criticizing Shinde's comment, Aam Aadmi Party leader Anjali Damania asked: 'Is this language used by Sushil Kumar Shinde acceptable to those who were pointing fingers at us? Will Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde now apologize for his statement against Arvind Kejriwal?
Kejriwal is an unusual leader with commitment to a genuine cause. He is fight for people and using common man’s language.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered following a scuffle between Aam Aadmi Party supporters and police during the protest led by Arvind Kejriwal near Rail Bhavan.
A police official said: "We have registered a case under various sections, including rioting, on the basis of two complaints". The case was registered against "unidentified people" at the Parliament Street police station. The complaint said Kejriwal provoked his supporters to join the protest.
According to a complaint by a police officer, the chief minister and his supporters violated ban on any gathering of five or more people, under Section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code, which was imposed in the area ahead of the Republic Day Parade.
During the two days of Kejriwal's sit-in, clashes took place between AAP supporters and police personnel when over a hundred supporters broke the barricades and entered the site. At least 11 supporters were also injured.
Obviously, Shinde as a responsible home minister should have controlled his words. By calling a chief minister in public he has badly lowered the status of home ministry and Indian government.
Since no apology is forthcoming form Shinde it is only reasonable to ask him to step down to enable new homely person with commitment to security of Delhi and ability to use a disciplined language to take the charge of the ministry.
Will Shinde step down, or will the Sonia-Manmohan Singh ask Shinde to step aside?
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