The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been placed under house arrest by Delhi Police since Monday.
Delhi: In the latest development, Delhi Police has put Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest after he visited farmers at Singhu Border yesterday, tweeted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Important :— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) December 8, 2020
BJP's Delhi Police has put Hon'ble CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal under house arrest ever since he visited farmers at Singhu Border yesterday
No one has been permitted to leave or enter his residence#आज_भारत_बंद_है#BJPHouseArrestsKejriwal
All of his official meetings have been cancelled for the day given the circumstances, AAP leaders said.
"CM Kejriwal met farmers at Singhu border yesterday. He had said that we'll serve them like 'Sevadars' and support them. After he returned, Delhi Police barricaded his residence from all sides, putting him in a house-arrest like situation, at the behest of Home Ministry," said AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, ANI reported.
However, Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner for North District, Alok Kumar Verma, denied the party's allegations, dubbing them "lies" and "baseless". "We are alert. Arvind Kejriwal left home at around 8pm yesterday and returned around 10pm. There is no issue at all," Verma said.
This claim of CM Delhi being put on house arrest is incorrect. He exercises his right to free movement within the law of the land. A picture of the house entrance says it all.@DelhiPolice @LtGovDelhi pic.twitter.com/NCWBB9phDS— DCP North Delhi (@DcpNorthDelhi) December 8, 2020
Kejriwal had visited the Singhu border point between Delhi and Haryana on Monday to meet the protesting farmers, enquiring about their welfare and checked arrangements made for them by the city government.
"I checked the arrangements. We received a lot of pressure to allow the use of stadiums as temporary prisons but we did not give permission and I feel this helped the movement. Since then our party MLAs and ministers have been involved in ensuring that farmers do not face any discomfort," he said.
The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points in New Delhi has entered the 13th day. Farmer unions have called for a nationwide strike today to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws.
Nearly all opposition parties and several trade unions have vowed to support and participate in the Bharat Bandh. Many have even announced parallel protests in support of the far.
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Last Updated Dec 8, 2020, 11:57 AM IST