Amazon Pay
SBI
Grofers

AAP Dharna News Updates: Kejriwal Calls Off Protest March After Delhi Police Stops Agitators at Parliament Street

Auto Refresh Feeds
AAP Dharna News Updates: Kejriwal Calls Off Protest March After Delhi Police Stops Agitators at Parliament Street
  • 20:33 (IST)

    Kejriwal thanks people for joining his protest

  • 20:07 (IST)

    Kejriwal assures IAS officers in Delhi government

  • 20:01 (IST)

    BJP and Akali Dal members protest at Rajghat against Kejriwal hunger strike

    Image procured by Ravishankar Singh

  • 19:43 (IST)

    Aam Aadmi Party does not have permission to hold protest march in national capital: Delhi Police

    Aam Aadmi Party does not have permission to hold a protest march in the national capital

  • 19:10 (IST)

    Toon by Manjul 

  • 19:07 (IST)

    30,000 workers of MCD (which is under BJP) supported AAP

    Nearly 30,000 Karamcharis of the MCD, which is under the BJP since 15 years, have turned up in support of the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government. (See here)

  • 19:00 (IST)

    AAP protest march has been called off

  • 18:50 (IST)

    AAP supporters reach barricades set by Delhi Police

  • 18:42 (IST)

    PM didn't say anything when we raised Delhi crisis with him: Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the prime minister did not give any assurance when she, along with three other chief ministers, raised the political crisis in Delhi with him.

    Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan, Andhra Pradesh's N Chandrababu Naidu and Karnataka's HD Kumaraswamy had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh on the sidelines of the NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting and urged the Centre to resolve the issue.

  • 18:40 (IST)

    IN PICTURE: Delhi Police stalls protest

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 18:36 (IST)

    Sanjay Singh, Sitaram Yechury at the protest march

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Kejriwal making Delhi people suffer due to his 'inflated ego': Congress

    The Congress on Sunday accused Kejriwal of making the people of the national capital suffer due to his "inflated ego".

    Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said Kejriwal should put an end to the crisis by expressing "regrets" to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who was allegedly manhandled by AAP legislators at the chief minister's residence during a late night meeting on 19 February.

  • 18:25 (IST)

    'Rally to protect rights of citizens', says AAP's Sanjay Singh

    Talking to News18, AAP's Sanjay Singh said that the rally is to protect the rights of citizens and to protect the Constitution. "Entire country is getting together to back Arvind Kejriwal's fight."

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Delhi Police stops protesters near Sansad Marg

  • 18:18 (IST)

    IN PICTURES: AAP supporters protest against L-G and Centre

  • 18:17 (IST)

    Going on strike a 'gross violation of code of conduct', says AAP's Raghav Chadha

    AAP's Raghav Chadha told News18 that the IAS association, just four days ago, said that officers have not been attending the meetings called by the ministers. "Going on strike is a gross violation of code of conduct. They should be suspended or their services terminated."

  • 18:09 (IST)

    AAP doesn't have permission for protest march: Delhi Police

    DCP, New Delhi, told ANI that AAP does not have permission for the protest march. "They've been contained at Parliament street. They're being told that they can't go any further," he added.

    "Specially trained personnel are deployed. We're sure they'll (AAP members and protesters) listen to us."

  • 18:04 (IST)

    AAP supporters protest against L-G

  • 18:01 (IST)

    RECAP: IAS Association refutes AAP govt's allegations, says 'no strike'

    IAS Association, in a press conference, said denied charges by Arvind Kejriwal and AAP that officers are on strike. Manisha Saxena, member of the IAS Association, said "IAS officers work away from the public eye. This is not a normal situation for us. We have been targeted and forced to do this."

    She added, “No officer is on strike and we are working even on holidays sometimes. We are completely apolitical.”

  • 17:50 (IST)

    AAP supporters march to prime minister's residence

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Delhi BJP accuses Arvind Kejriwal of resorting to 'political stunt'

    The Delhi BJP has accused Arvind Kejriwal of resorting to a "political stunt" in a bid to form an "anti-BJP, anti-Narendra Modi" front in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also said it was "unfortunate" that the chief ministers of four states allowed themselves to be a part of the AAP chief's "drama". - PTI

  • 17:34 (IST)

    Sanjay Singh leads protest march

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 17:16 (IST)

    IN PICTURE: AAP's protest march in support of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 17:07 (IST)

    No officer on strike, we are working even on holidays sometimes: IAS Association

    The IAS Association said that no officer is on strike and they sometimes even work on holidays.

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Delhi Police closes Copernicus Marg in view of the protest march

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 16:55 (IST)

    AAP leaders, supporters begin protest march

  • 16:49 (IST)

    CPM joins AAP's protest march from Mandi House

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Atishi Marlena says IAS officers don't attend meetings

    Countering the IAS Association's claims, AAP leader Atishi Marlena said, "We have over 50 notices which show that IAS officers did not respond to our meetings. It was only on Saturday that Imran Hussain called a meeting over Delhi pollution but, not even a single IAS officer showed up."

  • 16:44 (IST)

    Request PM, L-G to direct IAS officers to work: AAP leader

    AAP's Dilip Pandey told News18 that they are requesting L-G and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask IAS officers to come back to work.

  • 16:42 (IST)

    AAP supporters join party's protest march from Mandi House

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 16:41 (IST)

    Joining protest rally to express condemnation on how federalism is being undermined by Centre: Yechury

    "Joining the protest rally to the Prime Minister's residence to express serious condemnation over the manner in which federalism, a fundamental feature of our Constitution, is being undermined by this BJP Central government," Yechury said in a statement.

    "Utilising the office of the Governors and L-G, the BJP-led Central government is seeking to destabilise non-BJP democratically elected state governments." - IANS

  • 16:30 (IST)

    Sanjay Singh leads AAP's protest march from Mandi House

  • 16:28 (IST)

    Sitaram Yechury joins AAP's protest at Mandi House

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 16:27 (IST)

    'Scared after incident involving Delhi chief secretary," says Manisha Saxena, IAS Association

    Saxena said that they are scared after what happened with Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash. "The chief secretary went for the meeting at midnight. How is this non-compliance? He went for a meeting but was assaulted."

    She, however, reiterated that officers are not on strike and added that all files are being moved and no work is being hampered.

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Meanwhile, AAP supporters gather at Mandi House for the protest march

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 16:21 (IST)

    We are apolitical and neutral: IAS Association

    "We are apolitical. Irrespective of the government in power, we do our jobs. We have never been required to come out in the open and clarify our stand. This is an unusual press conference. We never imagined that we would have to hold a press conference to justify our job. We are answerable only to the law and constitution," said Manisha Saxena.

    "The issues in Delhi are unique. Not everything is under our control but we do our job as per the constitution," she added.

  • 16:19 (IST)

    We feel frightened and victimised: Varsha Joshi, Transport Commissioner

    Varsha Joshi said that she has been targetted by the social media handles of a certain political party in an unfair manner. "We are here to do our work. Please don't use us for political mileage," she added.

  • 16:17 (IST)

    Reports of work being hampered because of so-called strike not true: IAS Association

    Manisha Saxena said that reports of how desilting of drains has been hampered due to our so-called strike is also not true. "Work is in progress."

  • 16:15 (IST)

    We have been victimised: IAS Association

    An IAS officer, in a press conference of the IAS Association, said that the officers are being victimised. "This is not a normal situation. We have been targetted and victimised. We are not on strike," the IAS officer said at the Press Club of India

  • 16:10 (IST)

    All departments doing their work: IAS Association

    In a press conference, IAS Association's Manisha Saxena said that all the departments are doing their jobs. "We are neutral and apolitical," she added.

    "We never imagined that we would have to hold a press conference to justify our work. We are answerable only to the Constitution," Saxena said.

  • 16:06 (IST)

    IAS Association holds press conference, reiterates that officers are not on strike

  • 15:56 (IST)

    AAP leader Sanjay Singh protests at Mandi House metro station

    Input by Ravishankar Singh

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Mamata Banerjee meets home minister, PM to find solution for Delhi deadlock

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that she met the home minister and later the prime minister to find a solution for the problems in Delhi, according to News18.

  • 15:49 (IST)

    AAP alleges Delhi Police preventing people from joining march

    AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said people, who have gathered at the offices and residences of MLAs, are being stopped from moving to Mandi House.

  • 15:45 (IST)

    BJP slams Kejriwal for his sit-in protest

    The BJP on Sunday slammed Arvind Kejriwal for "creating drama to further his political ambitions" with his sit-in protest at L-G's residence.

    In a letter addressed to Kejriwal, BJP Delhi unit leaders and rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra said, "You have done everything in your power to shrug off any responsibility that comes with the position you hold, we are writing to you with a hope that you would have your conscience awakened to your moral responsibility..." - IANS

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Rakhi Birla says situation in Delhi 'worse' than Emergency

    Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Assembly Rakhi Birla has said that the situation in Delhi is "worse" than the Emergency. Meanwhile, AAP leader Atishi Marlena alleged the Delhi Police was working on the instruction of the PMO. - PTI

  • 15:38 (IST)

    Shatrughan Sinha says demand for full statehood for Delhi must be fulfilled

  • 15:32 (IST)

    AAP alleges Delhi Police trying to stop people from joining march


    After police officials said that those trying to take out the march will be detained since no permission has been sought for it, AAP leaders alleged that the Delhi Police was trying to stop people from joining the march.

    "Police has got several metro stations closed down. Barricades have been erected all over Delhi and police is going door to door asking people if they were going for the march. People are being stopped from going for the march," Gopal Rai said.

  • 15:26 (IST)

    No permission to AAP's protest march: Delhi Police

    Hours before the Aam Aadmi Party's protest march to the prime minister's residence, the Delhi Police said no permission was sought for it, even as AAP leaders alleged that party supporters were being prevented from taking part in the rally.

    The AAP is holding the march to support the sit-in of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at the lieutenant governor's office for the last six days demanding him to direct IAS officers to end their "strike". - PTI

  • 15:00 (IST)

    Integrated Medical Association (AYUS) extended support to Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party protest against Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal latest updates:

AAP supporters have begun their protest march from Mandi House metro station. Delhi Police stopped the protesters at Parliament Street and told them that they can't go any further because they have no permission. AAP protest march has been called off

The IAS Association held a press conference to reiterate that officers are not on strike. Manisha Saxena said that all files are being moved and allegations that work is being hampered are wrong.

Hours before AAP's protest march to the prime minister's residence, the Delhi Police said no permission was sought for it.

Four metro rail stations – Central Secretariat, Patel Chowk, Udyog Bhawan and Lok Kalyan Marg – will be closed to prevent AAP workers and supporters to reach Mandi House, venue of the march scheduled at 4 pm.

"Those trying to take out the march will be detained since no permission has been sought for it," a police officer told PTI.

Reacting on the development, the AAP leadership alleged that the Delhi Police was trying to stop people from joining the march.

"Police has got several metro stations closed down. Barricades have been erected all over Delhi and police is going door to door asking people if they were going for the march. People are being stopped from going for the march," Delhi AAP chief Gopal Rai said.

Sitaram Yechury will join the AAP protest march to the Prime Minister's Office on Sunday evening. People will assemble at Mandi House at 4 pm and march to the PMO under the party banner to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. However, Delhi Police said that the party has not applied for permission for a protest march.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, along with the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the problems of the Delhi government immediately.

Kejriwal slammed Delhi L-G for attending the NITI Aayog meet on Sunday. He tweeted that he did not authorise the L-G to replace him in the meet.

The crucial NITI Aayog meeting on Sunday may turn into a platform for the four Opposition chief ministers to raise the issue of the political impasse in Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to News18.

Kejriwal's protest against Lieutenant Governor entered the seventh day on Sunday. The Aam Aadmi Party national convener is on a sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor's office for six days.

Kejriwal and three Cabinet colleagues have been staying put in a waiting room at Raj Niwas, protesting against what they call is a strike by the bureaucrats in the national capital, and have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in solving what they termed a "constitutional crisis”.

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

On Saturday, Kejriwal received the support of chief ministers of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala.

After their request for permission to meet the Aam Aadmi Party chief at the LG's office was “verbally” denied, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Karnataka's HD Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh's N Chandrababu Naidu and Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan reached the chief minister's home in the evening.

The open support to Kejriwal by the four regional heavyweights — from Trinamool Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Janata Dal (Secular) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) — comes amid opposition's efforts to cobble together a rainbow coalition ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

But the Congress, which has been eyeing a grand alliance of opposition parties, has been slamming the Delhi chief minister for the sit-in at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's office.

The four chief ministers, who are in Delhi to attend a NITI Aayog meeting on Sunday, are expected to take up the matter with the prime minister.

"We came here to show our support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. We demand that the prime minister interferes and takes necessary steps to solve the problem," Kumaraswamy said.

"I wanted to meet the Delhi chief minister but I was told, verbally, that permission will not be granted. Then four of us wrote to the LG for an appointment, but we were told that he is not there. We were not allowed," Banerjee said.

Earlier, the four leaders met at Andhra Bhawan.

The CMs met Kejriwal's wife, members of minister Satyendar Jain's family and several AAP leaders at the Delhi chief minister's home.

“We want this problem to be solved. This has become a constitutional crisis. Ultimately, if this problem is not solved, the people will face issues,” Banerjee said.

“If this is happening in the capital, then what will happen in other states? We will meet the prime minister tomorrow and request him to intervene and solve the problem," Banerjee said.

The bureaucrats in Delhi are not meeting Delhi ministers as part of their protest against an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.

They are demanding an apology from Kejriwal for the incident.

At their joint press conference at Kejriwal's home, the CMs said they had come to show solidarity with the protest by the AAP chief.

Pinarayi Vijayan said the Centre must take immediate steps to resolve the issue. "We demand PM's intervention to solve this problem," he said.

He said the situation had developed in this manner because of the attitude of the central government, which is “destroying” the federal system.

The threat was not just to Delhi government but to the whole country, he said.

Mamata Banerjee said there has been “no work” in Delhi for the last four months.

“We want this issue to be sorted out as there is a constitutional crisis," she said. The people should not suffer due to a “political crisis” and their mandate should be respected, she added.

Kejriwal also attacked Narendra Modi, tweeting that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had directed Baijal to refuse permission to Banerjee to meet him.

Chandrababu Naidu said both the states and Centre should work together for the service of the people.

Senior BJP leader Vijay Goel said the four leaders are in the national capital to attend the NITI Aayog meeting and not to do politics.

“It doesn't suit them," he said.

"Where were they when Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was assaulted at Kejriwal's residence in his presence? And what will happen if the chief secretaries of their states also come out in support of Prakash," Goel said.


Updated Date: Jun 17, 2018 21:01 PM

Also See