New Delhi: With a complaint being lodged against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, 52 MLAs of the ruling AAP yesterday created high drama here as they marched to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence to “surrender” to him, but they were detained more than a kilometre away.
Drama kings: The MLAs, led by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (centre), were detained for violating prohibitory orders around 7 Race Course Road residence of the Prime Minister. Pic/PTI
The MLAs, including six ministers, were detained for violating prohibitory orders around 7 Race Course Road residence of the Prime Minister, a high security area. The police, which asserted that they would take action against anybody violating the law, detained them outside Race Course Metro station and took them to the Parliament Street police station. They were released after some time. Aam Aadmi Party has 67 MLAs in the House of 70.
The latest confrontation between AAP government and the Centre was triggered over a complaint against Sisodia by the traders of Ghazipur market that he had threatened them.
After his release, Sisodia, who led the march said, “We (AAP MLAs) all went together. If you (PM) want to do politics of sending us to jail then we will all come to you. Send us to jail together. At least the Delhi Police can nab the rapists. Which is why we went, but they detained us.”
Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju yesterday said the Centre has no time to respond to each and every allegation of these "dramebaaz."
Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju
Rijiju said, "The people of Delhi have given them an opportunity with a huge mandate to serve the public but they are losing the opportunity and doing drama," the minister alleged.
"If we also start doing similar things, who will take care of the government? The Prime Minister is a very busy man. Who has got time to reply to every statement of Kejriwalji," he said.