Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari on Friday slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his treatment of the state’s homeless people and said his government is insensitive towards the poor.
He also said that he would raise the issue in Parliament.
Tiwari, accompanied by party legislator Manjinder Sirsa and suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra, met people sleeping on pavements and below the flyover near the Nigambodh cremation ground on early Saturday and distributed blankets to the needy.
Speaking to reporters, the BJP MP from northeast Delhi said: “Kejriwal claims himself as a common man. But look at the condition of these common people who are forced to sleep under the open sky in this winter season.”
“This government, which claims to champion the rights of the poor, has become insensitive,” the BJP leader said.
They have taken bungalows for themselves but have nothing for them,” Tiwari said attacking the AAP government.
He also said he was shocked to see that despite the Delhi government’s claims of opening a number of night shelters, over 100 people are sleeping in open.
“Kejriwalji, this place is only one-and-half km from your residence. What are you doing for them?” he asked.
“I shall raise the issue of these people in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday,” he said.
Mishra, a former Minister in the Delhi government slammed Kejriwal and accused his government of being a photo crazy government.
“They claim that they have made number of night shelters across the city. But the reality is different, and as you all can see, these people are forced to sleep under the open sky.
“The people in this government only goes to few places, gets their pictures clicked and then they put it on social media claiming that they have done a lot,” he alleged.
“But the fact is they don’t want to face reality,” he added.
The three leaders also promised to arrange a makeshift night shelter camp for 350 people by Sunday.