Arvind Kejriwal Blames ‘External Elements’ for Violence, Visits Riot-Affected Areas
File photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
New Delhi: Even as the death toll in the violence rose to 23, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday said that "external elements" are to blame for it, and not locals.
"People of Delhi do not want violence. All this has not been done by the 'aam aadmi'. This has been done by some anti-social, political and external elements," he said. "Hindus and Muslims in Delhi never want to fight."
The Delhi government said it will give a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of head constable Ratan Lal who was killed in the violence in northeast Delhi.
"As per the Delhi government's policy, we will give Rs 1 crore to head constable Ratan Lal's family," Kejriwal said in the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
The chief minister had visited Lal's family on Tuesday.
"Politics of hatred and violence will not be tolerated. Common man of Delhi did not indulge in violence; outsiders, some political elements are involved in it," he said.