The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been under house arrest since his meeting with the farmers protesting against the Centre’s agricultural laws at the Singhu border on Monday. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and several other AAP members began a protest outside Kejriwal’s residence.
On Tuesday evening, Kejriwal said he had planned to meet the protesting farmers not as a chief minister, but as a “common man”, according to ANI. “I think they [the Delhi Police and Centre] came to know about my plan and they did not let me go,” he added.
Kejriwal also said he was glad that the Bharat Bandh was successful. “I prayed for protesting farmers while sitting inside,” he said.
The Delhi Police, however, have denied placing any restrictions on the chief minister.
“BJP’s [Bharatiya Janata Party] Delhi Police has put CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal under house arrest ever since he visited farmers at Singhu Border…