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AAP workers to observe mass fasting in protest against Arvind Kejriwal's arrest
Kejriwal arrest
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AAP workers to observe mass fasting in protest against Arvind Kejriwal's arrest

| @@indiablooms | 07 Apr 2024, 10:48 am

New Delhi/IBNS: In their protest against Arvind Kejriwal's arrest in connection with the Delhi liquor policy, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and workers will day observe a 'samuhik upwas' or mass fasting.

AAP leader Gopal Rai said that Arvind Kejriwal's supporters across India and abroad will participate in the party's 'samuhik upwaas'. "People can observe the fast at their homes and support the Delhi Chief Minister," he said.

All AAP MLAs, and office-bearers will gather at Jantar Mantar for the mass fasting at 11 am. Security has been beefed up along the roads leading to the protest site as the police prepare for a huge turnout.

Traffic may also be hit in parts of central Delhi due to heavy barricading.

The AAP last month called for a 'gherao' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence.

It has hit out at the BJP over the timing of the arrest, alleging that it was trying to prevent Kejriwal from campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

AAP has maintained that there will be no change in the leadership, even if that means Kejriwal functions as the Chief Minister from the prison. The BJP., meanwhile, has termed his "work from jail plan" a sham.

Kejriwal's arrest has also brought together the Opposition bloc as the alliance last week met in Delhi for a grand rally to protest against the move of the Centre.

The AAP supremo was arrested on March 21 in the alleged liquor policy scam after he skipped nine central agency summons, and has been running his government from the ED lock-up since then.

The central agency has accused the AAP leader of being a "conspirator". The ED believes the now-scrapped policy provided a high profit margin and bribe money was allegedly used to fund the AAP's election campaigns.


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