Kejriwal on farmer’s death: I am guilty, should not have given my speech

NEW DELHI (TIP): Speaking for the first time about the death of farmer Gajaendra Singh during AAP’s kisan rally at Jantar Mantar, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on April 24 that “he made a mistake”.

“I should not have gone ahead with my speech and we should have called off the rally,” Kejriwal admitted.

“I apologize If I have hurt people’s sentiments,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal also said that he could not see what was happening on that tree. “If we had any inkling that he would do something like that, someone would have acted,” Kejriwal said.

“I am saying that the incident took place in front of me. I am not able to digest it, I could not sleep that night,” the Delhi CM said.

Kejriwal said that since he had accepted his mistake, now the focus should shift to plight of farmers in the country.

“I want to ask to people of country that what is going on since last two days, is that right? If it is, then let it continue,” Kejriwal said in a sarcastic tone.

“We should not indulge in blame games,” Kejriwal said. Reacting to Kejriwal’s appeal to end blame games over Gajendra’s death, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said: “Arvind Kejriwal’s entire politics is focused on allegations. He is the king of blame games.”

Meanwhile, Vijendra Singh, Gajendra Singh’s brother, appealed to Arvind Kejriwal to personally look into investigations into his brother’s death.

“Investigating agencies should bring out the truth and Kejriwalji should support in that,” Vijendra Singh said

Farmer Gajendra Singh, from Dausa in Rajasthan, on April 22 had hanged himself to death during AAP’s kisan rally at Jantar Mantar.

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