AAP warns hunger strike if permission denied for Kejriwal’s public meeting in Surat

AAP had given an application to surat police commissioner Ashish Bhatia on August 16 seeking permission for the rally. The commissioner told the party to look into it.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:September 16, 2016 7:30 pm
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Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has threatened to sit on a hunger strike in Surat from September 26 if it is not given permission to hold a public meeting of AAP supremo and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Yogi Chowk in Surat on October 16.

AAP had given an application to surat police commissioner Ashish Bhatia on August 16 seeking permission for the rally. The commissioner told the party to look into it.

When there was no response from the police commissioner for about a week, the party sent reminders on August 25 and 28 but the police commissioner did not give any response.

On September 6, AAP leaders submitted a memorandum to tate governor Om Prakash Kohli urging him to direct the government to give permission for the rally as it is the democratic right of a political party to hold public meetings and gatherings.

AAP state media convener Harshil Nayak told mediapersons that AAP leaders-Gulab Singh Yadav and Dr. Kanubhai Kalsaria-met police commissioner at 11.30 a.m. again today. But the police commissioner did not give any positive response nor did he reject the application.

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Nayak said that if police did not give permission by September 25, AAP leaders and workers would go on a hunger strike at Surat with effect from September 26.

Nayak said that BJP state government was obstructuing public meetings and programmes of AAP owing to increasing popularity of AAP.