BJP stages protest near Delhi Assembly over ‘graft’ in AAP government and denial of funds to civic bodies

The party's New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, MLA O P Sharma and many other partymen, including leaders of the Delhi BJP, participated in the protest. The protesters, who were trying to reach the Assembly premises, were detained by the police, but later released.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 28, 2017 6:58 pm
delhi bjp, delhi bjp protest, arvind kejriwal, vidhan sabha, delhi legislative assembly, Meenakshi Lekhi, o p sharma Police use a water cannon to disperse BJP supporters during a protest against Delhi government near Vidhan Sabha complex, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

The Delhi BJP on Wednesday staged a demonstration near the Legislative Assembly before the House assembled for a special session, slamming the Arvind Kejriwal government for corruption and alleged denial of funds to the civic bodies. The protesters, who were trying to reach the Assembly premises, were detained by the police, but later released.

The party’s New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, MLA O P Sharma and many other partymen, including leaders of the Delhi BJP, participated in the protest. “Corruption in government work is rampant. Every department has its own stories of corruption,” the Delhi BJP’s general secretary Ravinder Gupta said and demanded that the chief minister issues a statement on allegations of graft during his rule.

Bhatia accused the Kejriwal government of a “biased approach” towards the BJP-ruled municipal corporations in the national capital and said “denial” of funds to the civic bodies by the government is “politically motivated”. “This is being done to defame the civic bodies ruled by the BJP,” he said.

The two-day special session of the Assembly called by the AAP government will discuss various issues, including quota for city students in DU colleges, report of a House committee on desilting of drains and weightage for local domicile candidates in teacher recruitment.

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    dashrath
    Jun 28, 2017 at 11:34 pm
    AAP govt is hundred times better than bjp state govts !!!! AK is a role model CM in India !!! That is why there is conspiracy to defame him!!!! BJP has designed the program to defame him in the eyes of people of India !!! people of India will understand this in course of time !!!
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      ASHOK
      Jun 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm
      MCD is BJP,Lt Governor is BJP, Central government is BJP then why this Nautanki
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        dd
        Jun 28, 2017 at 8:57 pm
        Khujali Joker is not from BJP. People of Delhi going through this pain for trusting usless fellow.
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        ASHOK
        Jun 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm
        MCD is BJP,Lt Governor is BJP, Central government is BJP then why this Nautanki
        Reply