Tensions ran high in national capital Delhi with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleging the house arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The statement came hours after the CM visited the farmers protesting the three central farm laws at the national capital’s Singhu border on Monday, while the party also alleged that the CM was deliberately blocked.
However, in a shocking revelation, Delhi police on Tuesday refuted the AAPs statement. “BJP’s Delhi Police has put Hon’ble CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal under house arrest ever since he visited farmers at Singhu Border yesterday. No one has been permitted to leave or enter his residence,” the ruling party wrote on Twitter.
DCP/North has already clarified the claim that Shri Arvind Kejriwal, CM Delhi has been put on house arrest is false and baseless. He exercise the right to move wherever he wants as per law of land @LtGovDelhi @CPDelhi @HMOIndia @PMOIndia @AAPDelhi pic.twitter.com/gMDxlHEYlN
— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) December 8, 2020
Hitting back the claims made by the Delhi police, AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj in a press conference said no one, not even domestic helper, is being allowed to leave or enter the CM’s official residence since Monday. All of his official meetings have been cancelled for the day given the circumstances, AAP leaders said.
The party said Delhi Police, on orders from the Union Home Ministry, got the three mayors of the city’s various civic bodies to protest in front of the Chief Minister’s home and used it as an excuse to block the exits.