The BJP has mocked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over his stunning allegations that his personal security officers (PSOs) may pose a threat to him on account of them falling under the control of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
Speaking on the matter, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has opined that the assassination claim by the Delhi Chief Minister is actually on account of his political meaningfulness coming to an end:
"See, it is actually Arvind Kejriwal's politics that is on its final legs, Manoj Tiwari said, adding, "A person who comes as a whirlwind in 6 years and is in a position where he is on the brink of becoming irrelevant, his state-of-mind isn't such that he should be taken seriously."
It was on Saturday that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had said:
"All the police personnel who are around me report to the BJP government (Central government). My PSO also reports to the BJP government. Maybe using my PSO itself -in a similar fashion to Indira Gandhi's assassination, BJP might assassinate me. My life can be ended within two minutes".
Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had rubbished Kejriwal's fears on hours after his first allegation:
"I will only tell him that such a period has passed. Kejriwal was trying to seal a deal with Congress, he has forgotten that Rajiv Gandhi conspired with others to make the government of Chandrashekhar fall. What effect Kejriwal has in this election, we will see."
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury had, however, said that Kejriwal's claims must be taken seriously: "If the Chief Minister has any such reports, it should be taken seriously as it is a security concern. No carelessness can be afforded in such matters."
On Monday, Kejriwal had gone a step further and claimed that it was the Prime Minister who wanted him targeted.