New Delhi, Nov 17: In a move which can be considered rather a blow to Aam Aadmi Party’s popularity, traders at Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi raised anti Arvind Kejriwal slogans at a rally. The rally which was ironically organised by AAP to protest against the demonetisation issue seemed to backfire when a certain section of traders started raising slogans against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest News: Anguished Over Maharashtra Govt’s Decision, Passenger Associations Plan to Approach PM Modi For Travel Approval
“Kejriwal hai hai!” “Kejriwal chor hain!” (Down with Kejriwal, Kejriwal is a thief) were precisely the slogans which were raised by the traders who also wore black ribbons to show their form of protest. Although in the video released in the electronic media, the black ribbon is hardly visible on anybody else but one person. Also Read - Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai’s Cabinet to Have 26 New Ministers; Oath-taking Likely At 5 PM Today
The prime concern of the traders seems to be that Kejriwal has already a lot in his task list but instead of focusing on them he is interfering with this scheme by Narendra Modi. One of the protesters raised concern that when Kejriwal is actually needed in the Mandi, he is hardly available, but now to politicise the scheme by Modi he has decided to arrive at the Mandi. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Leads Bike Rally To Parliament In Protest Against Fuel Hike
Reportedly, angry traders also tore down posters which announced about the rally at the Azadpur Mandi. They also raised slogans against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee who in collaboration with AAP has brought out a rally against the demonetisation move.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal joined hands with chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and led a rally criticising the BJP government’s move of demonetising. While initially it was led by Mamata Banerjee who planned to take the rally to the Rashtrapati Bhawan joining hands with opposition and otherwise ally of BJP, Shiv Sena, but soon Kejriwal joined the rally and decided to address people regarding the issue of demonetisation.
According to another report, he faced the same reaction on Tuesday in the Laxmi Nagar area of Delhi. This rally which was arranged after he and Mamata Banerjee urged the President Pranab Mukherjee to direct the centre to withdraw the scheme.
Kejriwal and the Opposition has maintained that the demonetisation move is a ‘scam’ and is bringing hardship to the people, especially the common man. He was supposed to address farmers, wage earners and traders in the rally, but the protest against him began long before he and Mamata Banerjee arrived at the spot.
While he tweeted out asking people to join the rally, the present scenario where the mass seems to lack confidence in the CMs and rising polarity of ideas, one must really question the amount of politics which have entered into the general mass.
At the same rally people were raising slogans praising PM Modi. Police force has been heavily deployed in the area to curb any unwanted violence, if it arises.