Aam Aadmi Party Convener Arvind Kejriwal, who is set to become the chief minister of Delhi, on Monday refused the high security cover provided by the Delhi police, saying, "God is his biggest security.”
Additional Commissioner of Delhi (Security) V Renganathan wrote a letter to Kejriwal saying the Delhi police have been providing security cover to the chief minister of Delhi who is given Z category protectee status.
"Since Mr Arvind Kejriwal is going to take over as the chief minister of Delhi, the Delhi police need to give the security cover to him as per norms," said the letter, which was delivered to him by a Delhi police official.
Kejriwal, in his reply to the Delhi police, thanked them for their offer but said he doesn't need any security or any escort or personal security officer.
"God is my biggest security," he wrote.
Kejriwal on Monday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and staked claim to form the government in Delhi after it received "overwhelming" response from people during a weeklong "referendum" through SMS, telephone, email and public meetings.
In his letter to the Delhi police, Kejriwal said, "Thank you for offering me security. But as I have already informed earlier, I don't need any security, I don't need any escort or PSO. God is my biggest security." He, however, asked the police to provide some help in crowd management or security at his venues.
"However, I would be grateful if some help is provided for crowd management or security at a few places where I get mobbed," he said.
Special Commissioner (Security) Taj Hassan also said Kejriwal was being provided security as per law.