Protest outside Atishi’s residence for Rs 1,000 honorarium to women

Update: 2024-06-11 19:06 GMT

New Delhi: The Mahila Manch members staged a protest outside Delhi Finance Minister Atishi’s residence here on Tuesday and demanded the AAP government to fulfill its budget announcement to provide Rs 1,000 honorarium to the women of the city.

The protesters raised slogans outside the minister’s residence on Mathura Road here. “The AAP government announced Rs 1000 per month honorarium for women in its budget. It was not some poll promise. So, the government should now provide the money to the women,” said one of the protesters Safia Faheem. A police officer said the protesters were dispersed and no one was detained.

“Some women protested in front of the house of minister Atishi. No one was detained as they were protesting peacefully,” said a senior police officer.

Addressing a press conference later in the day, Atishi said that the protest was staged by the opposition BJP’s women wing showing their “desperateness” to clinch votes.

“It was the BJP’s women wing who staged the protest. This shows the BJP’s desperateness. They know the people of Delhi want to see Kejriwal as the chief minister again, they know the chief minister will fulfil his promise of giving Rs 1,000. That’s why they are staging such protests to scrap a few votes here and there in his name,” she said. 

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