New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been at loggerheads with Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi over a range of issues, on Wednesday skipped the At-Home reception organised by the city police chief.
Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia had on Tuesday also not attended the 69th Delhi Police Raising Day parade.
"Both Kejriwal and Sisodia today skipped the At-Home reception hosted by the Commissioner. The reason behind them not attending the event is the growing bitterness in their relation with Bassi, over issues including women's safety in the city," a source said.
In October, Kejriwal had attacked the Delhi Police saying that "Jungle raj" was prevailing in the national capital which was a matter of "deep concern".
In retaliation, Bassi had said, "There is no jungle raj in Delhi. If such a thing has been said, it is definitely wrong. It may be due to lack of knowledge or insight on crime situation."
The AAP government has been demanding from the BJP-led central government to hand over the city police to it.
Taking on the Arvind Kejriwal government, Bassi had said, "It would be a very unfortunate day in the history of the national capital if the Delhi Police comes under the city government" and that its functioning under the Centre's jurisdiction was "perfect".