As Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Centre of not allowing food to reach his supporters sitting on dharna outside Rail Bhawan, it was left to his wife to carry food for him and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters.
Hours after Kejriwal accused the Centre of squeezing supply of food to protesters as they were “enemies” who had created a “mini-Pakistan” at Rail Bhawan, his wife Sunita brought parathas for him and supporters.
She brought a box of neatly folded parathas wrapped in a cloth, which was shared by the chief minister and his supporters.
Earlier, as police restricted the supply of food to the protest site, Kejriwal launched a scathing attack on the government.
“The government believes we are enemies and have created a mini-Pakistan here. They have restricted supply of food. Brothers from (a) gurdwara brought food for us but they were not allowed. My government can make arrangements for water and toilet facilities only,” he said.
As Sunita arrived with the food, Kejriwal asked everyone to share it as his supporters insisted that he ate first.
It was only after a close aide of the chief minister told them that another box of food was coming that all of them started eating.
The CM’s wife then gave them another big tiffin box stuffed with parathas.
Before the CM’s wife arrived with homemade food and with police restricting food supplies, AAP supporters carried bread packets hidden inside shawls to the protest site.
Delhi Cantt MLA Surinder Singh showed a half-eaten packet of biscuits and said, “This is what I ate last night.”