AAP to lead massive citizens march to PMO today

17 June 2018, 02:13 PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed solidarity to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) decision on Saturday to lead a massive protest march to the Prime Minister's Office on Sunday evening, accusing the Centre of misusing its powers to stop the Delhi government from working for the people.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers have been staging a dharna at the Lieutenant Governor's office for the past six days in protest against the "dictatorship" of the Narendra Modi government.

People in Delhi will gather at Mandi House at 4 pm and march to the PMO under the party banner to support the protest by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers, AAP leaders said.

"The Modi government is shamelessly misusing its powers and institutions to stop Delhi government from working for the people," said AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta.

People are going to protest in favour of the Delhi government which has provided them with free water, low cost electricity and good education system, Gupta claimed.

Apart from Mamata, three other chief ministers of states have pledged support to Kejriwal war against the L-G, according to reports.

Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues have been sitting at the office of Lt Governor Anil Baijal since June 11, demanding his direction to the IAS officers to end their "strike" and approve doorstep ration delivery scheme.

"LG has not been able to take out a single minute from his schedule to meet the CM who has been struggling to fight for the rights of the people living in Delhi," Gupta said.

Political parties from every part of the country have assured their support to the AAP ministers' strike but the Congress is opposing it, he said.

"Surprisingly, the Congress has come in support of the BJP and its Central government by keeping its mouth shut on it" he added.

The AAP's movement has become a national issue and party will emerge victorious in it with the help of the people, Gupta claimed.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Saturday, June 16, 2018 09:18 PM
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