New Delhi, June 17: A day after four non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) CMs extended their support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s sit-in protest at Lt. Governor’s office, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin said he was “concerned with the disdain shown by Lt. Gov. of Delhi towards an elected CM”. Slamming the BJP, Stalin said that the party is “proactively destroying” India’s federal structure.
“I am concerned with the disdain shown by Lt. Gov. of Delhi towards an elected Chief Minister like
@ArvindKejriwal. The BJP is proactively destroying the federal structure of this nation,” he said. Extending his support to the Delhi chief minister, he added: “I express my solidarity with the Chief Ministers who are standing up for States’ rights.”
MK Stalin’s tweet slamming BJP has come a day after four non-BJP Chief Ministers extended their support to Arvind Kejriwal’s sit-in protest, terming it a “constitutional crisis” in the state. They also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the issue at the earliest.
The Chief Ministers — West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan, Karnataka’s H.D. Kumaraswamy and Andhra Pradesh’s N. Chandrababu Naidu — also accused the Central government of “restricting the federal system”, terming it a threat to the nation. The leaders also alleged that they were not allowed to meet Kejriwal and Baijal.
Later in the day, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and workers are expected to hold a protest march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence, against lack of response by Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal and Centre to the sit-in by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers, for last six days, AAP spokesperson Pankaj Gupta told the media here on Saturday.
“Delhi is all set to launch a mass protest like the one we did which changed its political picture. We have tried all we can, but they are not ready to listen,” Gupta added.