New Delhi: The widow of Vivek Tiwari, the tech executive who was killed by a police personnel in Lucknow on Saturday for failing to stop his car at a checkpoint, on Sunday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for bringing up the religion and politicising the case. Also Read - UP Govt Imposes NSA Against Tablighi Jamaat Members For Misbehaving With Nurses In Ghaziabad Hospital
Arvind Kejriwal had brought up Vivek Tiwari’s religion to attack the Yogi Adityanath government over his killing. Taking to microblogging site Twitter a day after the Apple tech executive was killed, Kejriwal had attacked the BJP government saying “why was Tiwari killed when he was a Hindu?” Also Read - UP Issues Guidelines on Sanitation: No Spraying on Humans/Animals or Inside Houses/Buildings
In another tweet, the Delhi Chief Minister said that Vivek Tiwari was a Hindu and BJP doesn’t protect the interests of the Hindus.
Responding to Kejriwal’s remarks, Tiwari’s widow Kalpana said that the Delhi CM should not have played politics on the death of her husband. “He does not know what I am going through. No politics should be played over my husband’s death. Please do not connect everything to faith and religion,” she was quoted as saying News18.
On Friday night, Vivek Tiwari was allegedly shot by a police personnel in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city Lucknow after which his car met with an accident. He later succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Earlier in the day, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav attacked the Yogi Adityanath government in the state over the killing of Apple tech executive Vivek Tiwari in Lucknow raking up the previous fake encounter cases. Terming the incident as unfortunate, Yadav remarked: “what else can be expected under this government?”
“Unfortunate, can’t imagine such an incident, but what else will you expect from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh, there have been numerous fake encounters under this government,” he said, news agency ANI reported.