New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reportedly discussed issues related to the communal clash in North East districts which claimed lives of 47 people and left more than 200 injure. Besides, the two leaders also talked about post violence rehabilitation and preparations for the deadly coronavirus. Also Read - Modi 2.0 1st Anniversary: Amit Shah Says Many 'Historic Wrongs' Corrected, Year Full of Achievements; Thanks Party Workers
“I told him that whoever is found guilty for DelhiViolence should be given strictest punishment. Also, we discussed that we have to work together against Coronavirus”, Kejriwal told reporters after meeting PM Modi. Also Read - 'Rs 20 Lakh Crore Package a 'Major Step' in Making India 'Atamnirbhar': Read Full Text of PM Modi's Letter to Nation
On the other hand, he blamed Delhi Police for the loss of lives in the communal clashes. He said,”Delhi Police acted in a swift manner to control the situation when rumours were spread on Sunday night. Had police acted with the same efficiency on Monday and Tuesday last week when riots were confined in a district, so many lives could have been saved.” Also Read - 'Migrant Workers, Labourers Undergone Tremendous Suffering', PM Modi in Letter to The Nation
Notably, this was AAP leader’s first meeting with the Prime Minister after taking charge as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time in a row.
Last week, he had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and had after which the AAP convener had stated that both of them agreed that they will work together to restore peace in violence-hit Delhi. Shah-Kejriwal meeting at the former’s residence lasted 20 minutes.