Former Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra was stopped outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Friday morning, television news channels reported. The suspended AAP leader wanted to attend the ‘Janta Darbar’ which was being held by the Delhi CM but was denied entry to the house. After this, Kapil Mishra started protesting outside Delhi CM’s residence. Yesterday, the Bharatiya Janata Party workers staged a protest outside Kejriwal’s residence at Civil Lines against poor power and water supply in the city. The protests were led by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, reported PTI and had to be stopped by police using barricades. Police also had to use water canons to control the situation.
“It is the Kejriwal government’s callousness which is responsible for the power and water shortage in the city,” Tiwari told reporters. Meanwhile, the leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said the government didn’t buy enough electricity in the first place which led to frequent power cuts. “The Kejriwal government has allowed private operators to short-purchase electricity as it is in connivance with them,” he alleged.
Suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra stopped outside CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. He was going to attend the ‘Janta Darbar’ held by Delhi CM pic.twitter.com/5hnp1qh5Nc
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More trouble piled on for the Delhi CM on Thursday when Ankit Bhardwaj, a state executive member of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), who had earlier filed a criminal defamation petition against AAP leaders for wrongly taking his name in the media by describing him as the person who had assaulted Kapil Mishra on May 10 asked for Re 1 as damage saying that there is no knowledge of any valuable assets of Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh. “That the plaintiff (Bhardwaj) assesses the damages at Rs one crore but has no knowledge of any valuable assets of the defendants (Kejriwal and Singh). So the plaintiff limits his claim to Re 1,” the plea said.