Delhi police personnel on patrol outside CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at Flag Staff Road in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Delhi police personnel on patrol outside CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at Flag Staff Road in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Gate to CM’s house blocked, claims AAP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:48 AM IST

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday insisted that the central government has kept chief minister Arvind Kejriwal under a virtual house arrest -- a contention the Delhi police has denied.

The party has alleged that the Centre does not want Kejriwal to support the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three farm laws with the party spokesperson Raghav Chadha saying on Wednesday that the police were still blocking the main entrance to the CM’s residence.

“While one gate was opened on Tuesday evening, the main entrance that everyone uses to enter the CM’s residence to meet him was shut even today (Wednesday). Access to that entrance has been blocked as 4-5 members of the BJP are camping outside the CM’s residence, with active assistance from Delhi Police. The CM’s right to free movement, a fundamental right, has been curtailed,” he said.

When contacted, the police said they cordoned off a small portion in front of the CM’s residence for security reasons as mayors and councillors of the three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled corporations continued their sit-in protest for the third consecutive day over alleged unpaid dues. On Wednesday, they were joined by more BJP leaders, including MPs Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwari.

But, Chadha said the protest by BJP leaders is “just an excuse”, adding,“They are doing this so that the revolution brought forth by the farmers doesn’t get stronger by the participation of Kejriwal”.

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