Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday cleared official files from his sit-in site outside the Rail Bhawan in New Delhi as he asserted that governance will not be allowed to suffer because of the protest.

“I would run the government from the dharna site. Functioning of the government will not be affected because of the protest,” the Chief Minister said.

Mr. Kejriwal and his ministers began the dharna demanding action against police officials who refused to carry out a raid on an alleged drug and prostitution racket in South Delhi last week.

Defying prohibitory orders in force in the high-security area near the seat of power, Mr. Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues had attempted to go to North Block housing the Home Ministry to lodge their protest but were stopped near the Rail Bhawan by police.

As Mr. Kejriwal exhorted the people of Delhi to join him, police put up barricades in all roads around Rail Bhawan and even disconnected his audio system.

Teams of Rapid Action Force have also been deployed as crowd control measures.

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