Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

Akhilesh should apalogise for arresting VHP leader: Subramanian Swamy

PTI  New Delhi, August 25, 2013
First Published: 22:43 IST(25/8/2013) | Last Updated: 22:45 IST(25/8/2013)

Describing the detention of VHP leader Ashok Singhal as "brazenly illegal and unlawful", BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded that he be released immediately and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav tender an apology for this act.

Advertisement

"The detention of Ashok Singhal, one of the most renowned VHP leaders, by the UP government is a brazenly illegal and unlawful step and a gross violation of Article 19 of the constitution," Swamy said in a statement.

He maintained that Singhal was engaged in a peaceful demonstration for the acceptance of a "widely popular demand of building a Ram temple by negotiated settlement".

Swamy, who had merged his Janata Party into the BJP on August 11, said for this purpose SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was asked to mediate on this issue.

"So under what law can the chief minister order this illegal detention? I demand the immediate release of Mr Singhal and an apology from Akhilesh Yadav," he said.


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

AAP’s drying chest: Kejriwal to host Rs 20,000/plate dinner to fund party

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will host diamond merchants, Bollywood artists and bankers for a ‘Rs 20,000 per plate’ dinner next week in Mumbai, kick-starting AAP’s fund-raising campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved