Hindu activists protest outside Kejriwal home

January 20, 2014 - 6:08:49 am

Ghaziabad: Around 100 activists of the Hindu Raksha Dal staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house here demanding withdrawal of police cases against them.

A member of the Hindu group said its members had been arrested over the January 8 attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office here because of a police complaint filed by the AAP.

The protesters demanded the immediate withdrawal of the case.

“Certain charges levelled against us are false,” a spokesman for the group said. The activists gathered outside Kejriwal’s residence around 9 am and said they wanted to meet him. But security personnel did not let them in. Meanwhile, Kejriwal, who came out of the apartment complex in his car to go to Delhi, was intercepted by the demonstrators shouting slogans against the AAP. Police used force to let Kejriwal proceed.

Taking a dig at the AAP for deciding to launch an agitation outside the home ministry from today, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the party was more comfortable on the streets than inside the secretariat.

The AAP has demanded action against some police personnel who had a tiff with two of its ministers.  “It is obvious that the AAP is more comfortable doing a dharna than in the secretariat. The past three weeks have shown that in the sachivalya, the party gets into a self-destructive mode,” Jaitley said in his blog. IANS