BJP Delhi unit holds demonstration over suppression of CAG report on advertisements by AAP

Accusing the Arvind Kejriwal government of trying to 'suppress' a purported 'CAG report', scores of state BJP workers on Saturday held a demonstration near Delhi Assembly

PTI August 27, 2016 10:35:31 IST
BJP Delhi unit holds demonstration over suppression of CAG report on advertisements by AAP

New Delhi: Accusing the Arvind Kejriwal government of trying to "suppress" a purported 'CAG report', scores of state BJP workers on Saturday held a demonstration near Delhi Assembly.

BJP Delhi unit holds demonstration over suppression of CAG report on advertisements by AAP

File photo of Satish Upadhyay. News18

Led by the party's Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay, protestors assembled near Chandgi Ram Akhara and marched towards the Assembly, but were stopped by the police near the Chief Minister's residence.

Police also resorted to use of water cannon to disperse the BJP workers when they tried to cross over the barricade, the city BJP said in a statement.

Several demonstrators including Upadhyay, Leader of Opposition in House Vijender Gupta were detained by police but were later released.

Upadhyay claimed that the purported 'CAG report' talks of public money being "overspent on advertisements by the AAP government".

"We have submitted a memorandum to the Lt Governor in this regard and this demonstration was a message to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop misusing public money. The party will now consider taking the matter to the court of law and soon launch a campaign to take the issue among the people," he said.

Suspended BJP MLA OP Sharma tried to enter the Assembly premises but was denied permission by the security personnel deployed there.

He was later allowed to enter the premises only after Speaker Ram Niwas Goel intervened in the matter, a BJP leader said.

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