New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday furthered his attack on the BJP saying that Home Minister Amit Shah wanted to fight the upcoming Delhi assembly polls on the Shaheen Bagh protests, alleging that the ruling party at Centre did not want the issue to be resolved.

“Amit Shah is the Home Minister, he is so powerful, do you think he cannot clear the Shaheen Bagh area if he wants to? He doesn't want to as he wants to fight the entire Delhi election on Shaheen Bagh. The BJP has no other issue,” Kejriwal was quoted by NDTV as saying. 

On Monday, speaking at an event of a leading news channel, Kejriwal had said that the saffron party was trying to benefit from the protest at Shaheen Bagh, adding that if Shah wanted, he could get the route opened in “two minutes”.

“The road must be vacated. This issue is under the central government and I don't know why it is not opening that road. They don't want to open it. BJP is doing politics on this. Can't believe a powerful home minister as Amit Shah can't get that road opened. If the road is opened, there won't be an issue left for them,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying during an event of a leading news channel.

Speaking at the event, the Aam Aadmi Party convenor recited Hanuman Chalisa and said that he doesn't need BJP's endorsement of being a Hindu.

Shaheen Bagh has been epicentre of the protests in Delhi against the controversial Citizenship Act where locals have been staging a sit-in since December 15. Due to the protest, Kalindi Kunj road has been shut for traffic movement.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta