New Delhi, June 17: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy today attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and called him a Naxalite. Talking to a news agency, ANI, Swamy said, “Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is a Naxalite. Why should they (Mamata Banerjee, HD Kumaraswamy, Chandrababu Naidu & Pinarayi Vijayan) support him?
Kejriwal, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, has been camping in the Raj Niwas — the official accommodation-cum-office of Lt Governor (LG) — since Monday evening.
They have been demanding a direction to the IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their undeclared strike, action against officers who have struck work for “four months” and approval to his government’s proposal for doorstep delivery of ration to the poor.
Chief Ministers – West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan, Karnataka’s H.D. Kumaraswamy and Andhra Pradesh’s N. Chandrababu Naidu have also extended their support to Kejriwal and said that there is a “constitutional crisis” in the state. More regional parties and leaders have also extended their support to Kejriwal.
Meanwhile, DCP Madhur Verma, said, “AAP has not applied for permission for a protest march. At the time of protest, the exit gates of 4 metro stations namely Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Patel Chowk & Central Secretariat will be closed.”
Earlier on Saturday, AAP spokesperson Pankaj Gupta said that the protest to PM Modi’s residence will begin at 4 PM from Mandi House. “We have tried all we can, but they are not ready to listen,” Gupta added.
The AAP spokesperson also said that not just the AAP leaders, common people will also take part in the march. Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ‘shamelessly’ misusing its powers and institutions, Pankaj Gupta said that they (BJP) are trying to stop Delhi government’s work for its people.