New Delhi: A car used by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier was stolen here on Thursday and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) later slammed the lieutenant governor Anil Baijal for the "poor" law and order situation in the city.
The blue color WagonR car, registered in the name of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was being used by party's media coordinator Vandana Singh and was stolen from outside the Delhi Secretariat Gate No.3, a police officer said.
The car had become an iconic symbol of the AAP with the party using it to demonstrate its commitment towards the common man and as a stand against the VIP culture.
An FIR has been registered in connection with the incident.
Later in the day, AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said "chief minister's personal car was stolen today" and added that "there can never be a bigger question mark on the law and order situation (of Delhi)."
Bharadwaj said the Lt. governor's primary responsibility was to look after the law and order situation of the national capital and check whether the police were doing their duty properly.
He said newspapers were full of reports of thefts and rape in the city and urged the Lt. governor to make sure that the city became a safe place to live in.
The leader added it would really help the citizens of Delhi if Baijal started concentrating on law and order situation of the city, instead of creating obstacles in the functioning of the Delhi government.
The car had been gifted to Kejriwal by a party supporter. The chief minister now uses an official car.
Deputy commissioner of police Mandeep Singh Randhawa told IANS: "We have received a complaint regarding theft of a blue color WagonR car bearing registration number DL9CG9769 from AAP. It was stolen at around 1 pm. The police are examining the CCTV camera's footage of the secretariat and efforts are on to identify the accused person."
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