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Congress MLA disrupts Arvind Kejriwal’s press meet, demands SIT probe in Batla House encounter case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: January 30, 2014 2:36 pm | Updated: January 30, 2014 2:47 pm

A Congress MLA disrupted a press conference of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who was presenting a report card of his government after completing its first month in office.

Asif Mohammad Khan, who represents the Okhla constituency, was demanding a probe by an Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Batla House encounter case. Khan demanded that the CM should order an SIT probe as he did for the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal patted his back claiming that the Aam Aadmi Party-led government has taken a number of steps to improve the city’s image.

Kejriwal said that to improve inter-state commuting, – between Delhi and NCR – 5,500 auto rickshaws have been given permits. He said that the nursery helpline number started by his government has been receiving good responses from the people.

On replacing the present chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Singh, Kejriwal said that since Singh had been a Congress spokesperson she cannot be expected to run the panel independently.

He proposed the name of Maityli Pushpa for the DCW post. The chief minister however denied that the proposed replacement is influenced by Law Minister Somnath Bharti’s face-off with Barkha Singh.

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