Soon after the Delhi Police raided Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence to look for evidence in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP legislators, party leaders slammed the police in a press conference.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that only on the basis of a person's account, the Delhi Police has arrested two legislators and reached the chief minister's place. He also asked if the Delhi Police is dancing to the tunes of the BJP.
Party leader Ashutosh said that the aim of the Delhi Police was only to humiliate.
The Delhi Police on Friday visited Kejriwal's residence in the Civil Lines area for collecting evidence related to an alleged assault on Prakash by AAP MLAs. The Aam Aadmi Party termed the action "police raj" and said that there was no "intimation" prior to the search.
CM house taken over by police. Huge number of police force enters CM house without any intimation. Police Raj kills democracy in Delhi. Police spread all over inside CM house. If this what they can to do an elected CM, think what they can with poor people! pic.twitter.com/gUP9UdB8IC
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 23, 2018
AAP also tweeted a video of the police personnel at Kejriwal's house, saying the police asked about the paint and plaster in the room.
CM हाउस पर CCTV फुटेज लेने के बहाने दल-बल के साथ पहुंची दिल्ली पुलिस पूछ रही है कि 'इस कमरे की पेंटिंग कब हुई थी,प्लास्टर कब हुआ था? टोयलेट कहाँ है? क्या पुलिस की इतनी हिम्मत है कि जस्टिस लोया केस में अमित शाह के घर इसी तरह घुस कर पूँछतांछ कर सके? pic.twitter.com/FEXxBMK2Yz — AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 23, 2018
Firstpost also interviewed Ashutosh about the controversy:
Meanwhile, in a rally the chief minister said that he will continue to fight with the Centre for the people.
"I fight the Centre for you. I fight bureaucrats for you. I fight for your betterment," he said.
#LIVE -- I fight the Centre for you. I fight bureaucrats for you. I fight for your betterment. Will fight to get the work done: Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal #AAPvsBabus #ThappadMystery pic.twitter.com/nHnXkj8QRd
— News18 (@CNNnews18) February 23, 2018
He hit out at bureaucrats saying that officers don't listen to the Delhi government and they have to fight to get any work done. He also launched an attack on the media and said that the media did not show any work done by the Delhi government for the people because they don't care about the city's welfare.
Elaborating on the schemes of the Delhi government, Kejriwal said that they have started the construction of houses for the poor and education in government schools till standard 12 is free. He added that the Delhi government will also give a loan of up to Rs 10 lakh for higher education.
Talking about job creation, he said that the Delhi government has opened skill development centres, which have a 100 percent placement rate. However, he said the only flaw of the Aam Aadmi Party is that they don't know how to do politics. "We are not netas," he said, while adding that this is the reason the BJP, Congress and media are after them. "We have lost ground in playing politics and that's why we suffer."
#LIVE -- We do not know how to do politics, that is why BJP, Cong and media are after us. We have lost ground in playing politics and that's why we suffer: Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal #AAPvsBabus #ThappadMystery pic.twitter.com/A3slMyMMnO — News18 (@CNNnews18) February 23, 2018
Earlier this week the Delhi chief secretary had alleged that he was beaten up by Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal – Aam Aadmi Party MLAs – in the presence of Kejriwal at the latter's residence on Monday night.
Prakash on Tuesday said the incident took place when he was summoned to attend an emergency meeting at Kejriwal's home.
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Updated Date: Feb 23, 2018 15:40:50 IST