BJP MP Manoj Tiwari injured during protest outside Kejriwal’s home
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari was leading a group of protestors seeking the revocation of the ban on public celebration of Chhath Puja in Delhi, put in place by Aam Aadmi Party government
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Manoj Tiwari was injured on Tuesday while protesting near Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence against a ban on the celebration of Chhath Puja at public places because of the Covid-19 pandemic. He was rushed to the emergency wing of the Safdarjung Hospital, where he was reported to be stable.
Tiwari was leading a group of protestors, including Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, seeking the revocation of the ban when Delhi police used water cannons to disperse the protesters.
A police officer said that Tiwari was injured after he fell from a barricade he had climbed onto as Delhi Police used the water cannons.
Abhay Verma, the chief spokesperson for Delhi BJP, said Tiwari sustained injuries as he was standing on the barricade. “He is stable now,” said Verma.
The area around Kejriwal’s house was heavily barricaded to prevent the protestors from getting closer to it.