Amidst the political furor and the on- going blame game after the suicide of Gajendra Singh, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal apologized for continuing his address even after the incident, and said that there was no need for blame game.
Defending why he did not stop his speech, Kejriwal said, “I made a mistake. I should have called off the rally. I continued my speech (after farmer’s suicide), that was my error. I apologize if someone’s sentiments have been hurt. I could not announce from the stage about what was happening on the tree, as there would have been a stampede.”
Kejriwal further added that the tree from which the farmer hanged himself during the ‘Kissan Rally’ was not visible from the stage. “I have never had such an experience in my life. The tree was far from the stage and due to tree’s branches I couldn’t see what was happening.”
Defending AAP, Kejriwal further said, “I want to answer to questions that are being raised on us. No blame game is needed. It is not right to blame the police as well. When the body came down he was still alive, AAP workers rushed him to the hospital. I don’t think that anybody of those present there would have thought that a person would commit suicide.”
Meanwhile, after the Kejriwal’s apology, Gajendra Singh’s farmer blames Arvind Kejriwal for the death of his son during the AAP rally. “The fact that he has apologized shows he knows he is guilty” he said, adding, “His apology won’t change anything. My son is dead.”