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Here it is to be noted that during Ankit Saxena’s prayer meeting, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had left after the family demanded Rs 1 crore as compensation. On this, Ankit's father Yashpal Saxena had said that Kejriwal should not play games with him.
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In a conversation with ABP News, Ankit’s father Yashpal Saxena started crying in the middle of the talk. He said, "I do not know Kejriwal is under what compulsions or what is the law and order. I am very mentally disturbed. I don’t know what is true. Leave me at my place. If they want to give compensation or not, everything is fine with me. Don't make a 'tamasha' out of me”
He further added, “I had thought Kejriwal was my sympathizer”
The opposition also attacked Kejriwal. BJP’s state unit president Manoj Tiwari said "By denying compensation to Ankit, Kejriwal has shown that he is influenced by caste and religion.
What a shame @ArvindKejriwal ji..
Why you ran away from utahvni of #ankit_saxena when father of late #AnkitSaxena demanded compensation.
ऐसा भेदभाव काहे pic.twitter.com/yBdo29cKXD
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) February 12, 2018
He further added, “It is shocking to see the AAP government announcing hefty compensation for victims from Muslim community while the same government has kept quiet on the killing of Ankit and Tushar”
Kapil Mishra, former AAP's minister and rebel MLA, said Kejriwal in the past has given Rs 1 crore compensation to Muslim victims.
He (Kejriwal) in the past has given Rs 1 crore compensation to Muslim victims: Kapil Mishra on Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal leaving Ankit Saxena's prayer meet after family demands Rs 1 crore compensation https://t.co/EUXHYSUCBX pic.twitter.com/7Ncz7ez5iu
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) February 13, 2018
Ankit Saxena, a professional photographer-cum-artist, was stabbed to death in west Delhi's Khyala area. The girl's family opposed her relationship with Ankit Saxena as the two belonged to different communities.