The now homeless residents of Shakur basti suffer in the midst of a Congress – AAP war of words

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The death of six-month-old Rukaiya, during the heartless demolition drive, has led to a controversy between Congress and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, as well as the Delhi government and Indian Railways.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, made a visit to the devastated Shakurpur Basti in West Delhi, this morning, where hundreds of slum dwellers have now been left homeless because of the railway authorities’ demolition drive to create a new passage terminal.

Where, AAP promised the basti (slum) dwellers proper infrastructure during the poll campaigns, his party is in a state of divergence with the BJP led centre.

Kejriwal rushed to the site, on Saturday, questioning authorities for taking such an action. He tweeted,

Kejriwal tweeted saying that he believes Rahul Gandhi is a ‘child’, who is unaware of the fact that the railways is a part of the central government and not the Delhi government,

The police has said that, the child died after a heap of clothes fell on her, while her family was hurriedly packing their belongings to get out of the slum at the time of the railway led demolition drive. The railways authorities, however, have said that the child died, on Saturday morning, before the drive began.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also spoke with the railways minister, who, upon being informed, was shocked at the sequence of events.

Senior BJP leaders are blaming Kejriwal for not intervening in the drive while it was taking place.

AAP has given an adjournment motion notice today in the Lok sabha, and their MPS are protesting near the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue, situated on the parliament premisis.