Mahesh Girri, BJP MP from East Delhi sits on hunger strike outside Kejriwal’s house
New Delhi, June 20: BJP MP from East Delhi Mahesh Girri on Monday continued his hunger strike for the second day outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, demanding that he prove his allegations regarding the murder of NDMC official M.M. Khan.
Mr. Kejriwal, in a letter to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, had accused him of trying to “save” Mr. Girri and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar in Khan’s murder.
Mr. Girri challenged Mr. Kejriwal for a public debate over his allegations.
In a letter to Mr. Kejriwal on June 16, Mr. Girri had invited him to Constitution Club to produce “evidence” he had against him in the M.M. Khan murder case on Sunday 4 pm.
Mr. Kejriwal did not accept the challenge following which Mr. Girri, accompanied by his party supporters, reached the Chief Minister’s flagstaff Road residence and sat on hunger strike.
The BJP MP has asked Mr. Kejriwal to either prove his charge against him or “resign” from the post of Chief Minister.
“If he manages to prove, then I will quit politics, otherwise he should do so,” Mr. Girri said.
Mr. Khan, an estate officer of NDMC, was shot dead in Jamia Nagar on May 16, a day before he was scheduled to pass the final order on the lease terms of a hotel which was functioning on a property leased out by the civic body.