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Business News/ Politics / News/  'Holika of corruption': BJP burns effigies of AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, seek resignation of Delhi CM
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'Holika of corruption': BJP burns effigies of AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, seek resignation of Delhi CM

In retaliation towards the ongoing protests conducted by the Aam aadmi party over the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Bhartiya Janata party workers, in the presence of Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva staged a demonstration and burned effigies of Arvind Kejriwal.

BJP leaders burn an effigy during a protest against Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal (PTI)Premium
BJP leaders burn an effigy during a protest against Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal (PTI)

Protests and counter-protests raged across Delhi over the weekend following the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. BJP workers reiterated calls for his resignation and burnt effigies of the AAP politician on Sunday — a symbolic ‘Holika dahan of corruption’. Meanwhile, the INDIA bloc has announced plans for a ‘maha rally’ at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on March 31.

“Holi is a festival of goodness over evil. Today we have done the Holika dahan of corruption. If there is one face of corruption in Delhi, that is Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Each and every delhite should wish for a Kejriwal free government, a corruption free government. Arvind Kejriwal hasn't cared about the nation. He has just taken care of his family and his pocket which is why he has been arrested and his ministers are in jail," said BJP President Virendra Sachdeva.

“Law is equal for everyone. He (Arvind Kejriwal) was summoned nine times...Because of the allegations against him, he should resign..." added fellow party leader Praveen Khandelwal — the BJP candidate from Chandni Chowk.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on Thursday in connection with the excise policy scam. A court on Friday sent the AAP national convenor to the central agency's custody till March 28. The party however said in a statement on Sunday evening that Kejriwal will retain his post and essentially run the Delhi government while being lodged in jail.

AAP leaders held a meeting on Sunday to decide their future course of action and have since indicated plans to hold the 'Main Bhi Kejriwal' campaign. As per a statement from the party, it was decided at the meeting that Kejriwal will not resign from the CM’s post and the ministers, MLAs and the party will continue to take his orders from jail.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

 

 

 

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Published: 24 Mar 2024, 05:36 PM IST
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