Manish Sisodia, Kapil Mishra detained during anti-demonetisation march

Before beginning the march, Sisodia launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation alleging he is making people cry and shedding "crocodile tears".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 22, 2016 3:33 pm
Delhi government, Drinking in public places, Held for drinking, delhi liquor, delhi liquor news, manish sisodia, liquor public place, Kejriwal government, delhi news Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (File/Express Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and his cabinet colleague Kapil Mishra were today detained when they tried to march to Parliament from Jantar Mantar protesting the Centre’s demonetisation move. Before beginning the march, Sisodia launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation alleging he is making people cry and shedding “crocodile tears”.

“We don’t like Modi for what he has done in his personal and political life. This is not notebandi but note-badli. The terrorists in Kashmir today were found with Rs 2000 notes. From where are terrorists getting them? Either you are unaware of the lapse or are involved in it.

“He keeps crying all the time and makes people cry. But he sheds crocodile tears. The demonetisation drive should be rolled back. This is what people want,” Sisodia said while addressing the gathering at Jantar Mantar. He was joined by his cabinet colleagues Gopal Rai, Kapil Mishra and Satyendar Jain.

“Neither terrorist funding has stopped nor counterfeit notes nor blackmarketeering. The government has no money to give for OROP to soldiers but waives the loans of industrialists,” Sisodia added. A day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is presently in Punjab, exhorted people to “change” the Prime Minister instead of the defunct notes, slogans of “note nahi, PM badlo” were raised at the march.

“The PM again became emotional… he is not getting any support. Hence, he is crying. The need is to take the fight to the streets,” Gopal Rai said. The Prime Minister had on November 8 announced withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. The decision has been drawing criticism from opposition parties.

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    Hemant Kumar
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:47 am
    They love their chairs more than country. Demonetization is the tailor, the picture is yet to come. It is shameful for these traitors to show their nakedness in the public when the step is for the welfare of the country and there is no room for criticism. The govt. is trying its best to ameliorate the condition of the poor and help the public inconvenience by daily tweaking the withdrawal limits/ policies for the public/ banks. These people have looted rights of the poor. Most political parties are true copies of one another in raping India. BJP and Modi have changed the politicalscape and rules of the game.
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      Nov 22, 2016 at 10:14 am
      These are pappu politicians. They dont have any shame. What is the example they are creating before citizens and kids. As a stake holder in Government, you are still behaving like a rowdy citizen. Finance is a Central subject. Why Delhi government ministers dont get the roads clean, repaired. Why dont they go against encroachment. Why there are so many accidents happening due to pot s in the road. PWD ministry is with AAP. They only know to criticize.......
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        G Srinivasan
        Nov 22, 2016 at 10:33 am
        Dont follow your master's voice. or you too may land up in court for unruly;br/gt;Perhaps governance is a strange word for AAM . Let me clarify as the Magsaysay awrd winner seems to have made his own rules. Governance is a process of streamlining disruptions and constraints NOT create them. If you think it is a form disruption why dont you join the Congress for they have immense experience. They will show you way to go to jail without doing anything. .
        1. Kundan Singh
          Nov 22, 2016 at 11:31 am
          aap should give better plan then currently implemented by modilt;br/gt;just shouting is what their opposition has done with themlt;br/gt;if don't have any then atleast help people who are are in pain in lines
          1. s
            Nov 22, 2016 at 10:35 am
            yes the common man is suffering a lot,,, plz help us,,, plz
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