New Delhi, February 23: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday declared that a nation-wide will be observed on Saturday against the Union government following Delhi Police’s search at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence to collect in the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged assault case.
Addressing a press conference, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, “What happened today at the Chief Minister’s residence can happen tomorrow to you at your residence.” The protest will be reportedly staged against the Centre over its “conspiracy to destabilise Delhi government”. (Also read: Saw AAP MLAs ‘Assaulting’ Chief Secretary, CM’s Advisor Tells Police)
Earlier in the day, the AAP accused the Delhi Police of acting like a bully by entering Chief Minister’s residence “illegally” and being a mere “puppet” in the hands of the central government. (Also read: Bail Plea of AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal Rejected)
The police team went inside the chief minister’s residence only to “humiliate and insult him (Arvind Kejriwal),” AAP leader Ashutosh said.
“Without Modi government’s directive, the police could not have indulged in such ‘dadagiri,” Singh tweeted.
Even the Delhi court has rejected bail plea of AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarawal in connection with the case. Both the leaders were sent to 14-day judicial custody in Tihar Jail by a Delhi court on Thursday.
The two MLAs were arrested in connection with the alleged assault on the bureaucrat during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on the night of February 19. While Jarwal, an MLA from Deoli, was arrested on Tuesday night, Khan was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon.
With inputs from PTI