Delhi BJP condemns Kejriwal’s phone tapping remarks

New Delhi: Delhi BJP today condemned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks that there is a “widespread fear” about phones of judges being tapped, saying he has got into a habit of scoring “brownie points”.

Creating a sensation, Kejriwal today claimed there is a “widespread fear” about phones of judges being tapped, evoking an immediate and sharp denial by the government at an event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India T S Thakur.

“Time and again Kejriwal and his team have fooled itself by speaking on the issues of governance, national security and judiciary which are not in their working ambit. It appears that Kejriwal and his team has got into habit of speaking beyond their working scope just to score political brownie points,” Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said.

“The country has a government which has a vast respect for the judiciary, and it consists of senior ministers who have been a part of the judicial system all their life and thus there is no question of any kind of spying on judges under the present government,” he said.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who spoke after Kejriwal at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Delhi High Court earlier in the day, said, “I deny with all authority at command the allegations that phones of judges have been tapped.