BJP at behest of Delhi police cancelled my rally: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: In a fresh attack on the BJP, Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that BJP through Delhi police cancelled his rally at Shakur Basti as the party realised that they would lose in this election.
Taking a dig at BJP, the Chief Minister said, "Cancel as many rallies of mine you want to, I will go to the people and address them." He also addressed the issue of full-statehood and explained how the Centre created obstructions to pass the Mohallah Clinic files, CCTV projects and others.
"In the last four years, I have worked relentlessly for the development of Delhi. PM Narendra Modi says his chest is of 56 inches, through the work done by the AAP government I have made all Delhiites chest of 59 inches," he said while addressing a rally at Timarpur, North East Delhi.
The Chief Minister added that only the people of Delhi in India can say that the state education system has developed in the last four years, unlike any other state.
Meanwhile, CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday claimed that he was denied permission for a rally in Sant Nagar Chowk here by the Delhi Police at the behest of the BJP.
"BJP gets my public rally cancelled today thro police. Police deny permission. How many BJP rallies were denied permission by police in Delhi in last 5 yrs? " Kejriwal said in a tweet.
He said the people will teach the BJP a lesson for not fulfilling its promise of granting full statehood to Delhi.
Police, however, said the permission for the proposed public meeting was not given as the site witnesses heavy traffic snarls and huge footfall of people on weekends due to the weekly market.
They said they had proposed an alternative venue which was 150 metres away from the site.
"Busy intersection of Sant Nagar Chowk was not found fit for a proposed public meeting of 2000, with around 1000 seats and pandal, due to heavy traffic and a weekly market. This was conveyed on 20-03-2018," tweeted DCP Outer Delhi, Seju P Kuruvilla.