NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said he has not gone soft on the Centre on the issue of rising crime rate in the national capital, but attacking or abusing each other over it is not a solution.
The chief minister made the remarks on the sidelines of an event to inaugurate works to install CCTV cameras in a residential area.
"Who said we have gone soft? We have said it many times that the central government should take stern action in view of the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi”, he said.
"Our government is cooperating with them. Attacking or abusing each other is not a solution," Kejriwal said.
"The Delhi government is in the process of installing CCTV cameras to ensure the security of its people. Lights have been installed on roads that fall in our domain," he said.
Kejriwal said his government is ready to extend any kind of help the Centre wants on the law and order front.
Kejriwal said in view of the increasing incidents of crime in the city, especially against women.
His government is in the process of installing around 3 lakh CCTV cameras in the city.
The cameras will help the Delhi Police obtain vital clues leading to the arrest of culprits.
The project to install CCTV cameras across the national capital was one of the key poll promises of the Delhi government.
Around 3 lakh cameras will be installed in all 70 assembly constituencies, government schools, and buses.
As per the report, the project is likely to be completed by December