Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who faced flak for his protest in the heart of the capital, on Saturday, said the Constitution does not prevent the Chief Minister from holding a dharna.

“I read the Constitution, couldn’t find anywhere that a Chief Minister cannot hold dharna,” he said.

He also charged that “the media was aligned with one party or the other and was doing negative stories on AAP.”

In his Republic Day address at Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi, Mr. Kejriwal said the Jan Lokpal Bill is almost ready and will be passed at a special session in Ramlila Maidan in February.

Holding that security of women in the national capital is “highly compromised”, he said the government has formed a committee under the Chief Secretary for the formation of ‘Mahila Suraksha Dal’ in the city.

“Women’s security in the national capital is highly compromised. It is our utmost duty and priority to provide security to women. We have formed a committee under the Chief Secretary for formation of Mahila Suraksha Dal,” he said.

“They will provide security to women. We will have retired Army personnel, police and home guards as members of Suraksha Dal,” he said.

Mr. Kejriwal also said the committee under the Chief Secretary will make provisions to ensure that rapists are sent to jail within 3 to 6 months.

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