The Aam Admi Party (AAP), on Monday, has alleged that Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has been put under house arrest by Delhi Police ever since he had visited farmers’ protest site at Singhu border.
Kejriwal had visited the protest site on Monday to stand in solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws. AAP has also said that it will support the farmers’ call for Bharat bandh on December 8.
The party further goes on to allege that the police, under the Union home ministry’s orders, have got the three mayors of Delhi’s various municipalities to protest outside the Chief Minister’s residence to project that the police is present at CM’s residence to give him protection and not house-arrest him.
As of now, Mr Kejriwal’s residence has been barricaded completely, with none allowed to enter or leave the premises. Also, all of his official meetings, for the day, have been cancelled.
Mr Kejriwal had visited the Singhu border (point between Delhi and Haryana) on Monday. The party had said that he was present there to ensure facilities for the protesting framers are adequate.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police, minutes after AAP made the aforementioned allegation, has refuted the claim. Delhi Police took on Twitter to say that Kejriwal exercises his right to free movement within the law of the land. The Police also shared a photograph of the house entrance of the chief minister.
Bharat Bandh has officially begun at 11 AM on Monday and will continue till 3 PM.