Hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked the Delhi police on Monday to extend full support to the newly-formed AAP government, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi invited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the at-home ceremony of the Raising Day ceremony of the force.
"I had come here to invite our Chief Minister for the at-home ceremony of the Raising Day ceremony of Delhi Police. He has accepted our invitation and noted down the time," ANI quoted Bassi as saying.
Earlier, addressing the 68th Raising Day parade of the Delhi police, Singh had asked the Delhi police to cooperate with the AAP government, according to a PTI report.
"I would like to remind you that a new government has been formed in Delhi. A new party has got the mandate and a new government is formed. I expect you to extend full cooperation to this newly-formed government so that it can pave the way for the city's development," Singh said.
"Our Prime Minister has also said the same thing; we believe that all states should be provided complete support rising above party lines so that India can be made a world power through cooperative federalism," he added.
Though the Delhi police had invited Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet members to the parade, none turned up.
"One should not read too much into the issue; it is a matter of privilege. You have to see the tradition, earlier too, the Cabinet did not attend this function. I am sure, he (Kejriwal) will attend tomorrow's 'At Home' function," Bassi said.