Arvind Kejriwal today said the attack on his Delhi residence by protesters angry at his comments on ‘The Kashmir Files’ was ‘goondagardi (hooliganism)’ and that the ‘politics of violence’ must end.
In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Mr Kejriwal said his parents were home alone when protesters vandalized its gates last month.
“The protesters were BJP people. They came to my house, climbed the walls. My elderly parents were there. We weren’t there at home. you ?” Delhi’s chief minister said.
“My life is not important. I keep saying, I don’t care about my life. My life is for the country. I have been fasting for 15 days – there must be madness in me The doctor said I would “I’m not surviving. I am diabetic. But this goondagardi is not good for the country,” he added, saying he was not worried about any threat to his life.
Mr Kejriwal, in a speech to the Delhi Assembly, had accused BJP leaders of ‘promoting’ The Kashmir Files and responded to a request to make the film tax-free by saying makers should upload the movie on YouTube.
Asked if he had watched the move, he said, “I haven’t watched any movies for a long time because of the elections in Punjab. I was very busy.”
He went on to say that the BJP was “not really worried” about the Kashmiri pundits.
“When the genocide happened, which government was in power? It was BJP. It was their governor, Jagmohan. Kashmir. After so many years they come and say – we’re making a movie about you – and then they make money from it. It’s badtameezee (insolence). It’s like you’re rubbing salt on their wounds. If I was their place, I would try to rehabilitate the Kashmiri Pandits. I have spoken to many Kashmiri Pandits, they are angry with the BJP,” Mr Kejriwal said.