New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday trained its guns on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following the death of a 30-year-old man after falling into a pit dug by the BSES in Delhi's Neb Sarai area and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo was ignoring the plight of the people due to his over ambition.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari held Kejriwal responsible for the incident that took place due to negligence of the BSES.
"Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal must answer whether he has been elected by the people of Delhi to improve the sanitation of the city or to dig pits where innocent get trapped," Tiwari told ANI.
Expressing similar views, another BJP leader Om Prakash Sharma said that such untoward incident would not have taken place had Kejriwal paid focus on the issues concerning the national capital.
He added that Kejrival should have paid more attention to the condition of his own state instead of travelling to Punjab and Goa for ulterior gains.
"I think BSES and Arvind Kejriwal are responsible for the incident that took place in Delhi,"Sharma told ANI.
A 30-year-old driver died after he fell into a seven-feet deep pit, dug by the BSES for installing streetlight cables in south Delhi's Neb Sarai area. Police sources said the incident took place on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
The man, identified as Ravi Kumar, did not see the pit as there were no barricades or fencing around it. The incident came to light at about 2.20 am, when a passerby spotted a man lying inside the pit and raised an alarm. Police said Kumar was taken to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital in Malviya Nagar where doctors declared him brought dead.
Sources said he had sustained a head injury during the fall. Following the incident, the BSES issued an official statement and termed it "unfortunate".(ANI)