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Police stop AAP protesters from marching towards PM's residence

Police stop AAP protesters from marching towards PM's residence

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Jun 2018, 01:45 pm

New Delhi, June 17 (IBNS): The police on Sunday stopped Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protesters as they were marching towards Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi.

They were moving towards the residence of the PM when the demonstrators were directed by the police to go to Jantar Mantar.

They were reportedly stopped by the police in Parliament Street area.

The police said the protesters did not seek permission for the march.

Meanwhile, Left has also lent support to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal.

Kejriwal and three cabinet colleagues continued their sit-in protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office for yet another day.

They have been campaigning since Monday.

They have refused to leave the venue unless Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal orders IAS officers posted in the Delhi government to call off their alleged strike.

Supporting the rally, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury tweeted: "Joining the protest rally to the Prime Minister’s residence today to express serious condemnation over the manner in which federalism, a fundamental feature of our Constitution, is being undermined by this BJP Central government. (1/n)."

"Using office of Governors and LGs, BJP seeks to destabilise non-BJP democratically elected state govts. This is happening with democratically elected govts in Delhi & Puducherry. Governor’s office was used to try & hijack people’s mandate in Karnataka, but this was thwarted (2/n)," he said.

Yechury said: "Governor’s office was used to install BJP governments even after they have lost elections, like in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya. The Governor’s office has been misused in Bihar to allow the BJP to enter the govt via the backdoor after losing assembly elections comprehensively (3/n)."

Yechury said: "Such efforts are destroying the already fragile centre-state relations which is the backbone of the federal essence of the Indian Constitution. This must not be permitted. (4/n)."

In the meantime, the  IAS officers attended a press conference in the national capital and said they are not on a strike.


Image: Aam Aadmi Party Twitter page

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