Nine days of Delhi dharna: a recap

AAP calls for show of strength

Party leaders to march to L-G house today; police gear up

With Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three Ministers staging a sit-in inside Raj Niwas since Monday, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday announced its leaders and workers would hold a protest outside Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal’s residence on Wednesday.

After a meeting of party leaders at the CM’s residence, AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta said AAP leaders and workers would gather at Mr. Kejriwal’s house at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and then march towards Raj Niwas. The group would hold a demonstration there, he said.

‘Will press for demands’

AAP MLA from Greater Kailash and spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj added that the party’s MLAs, councillors and volunteers would press for the demands raised by Mr. Kejriwal and his Ministers.

Anticipating crowds, the Delhi Police had placed barricades around Raj Niwas on Monday. The entry on to roads leading to the L-G’s residence remained restricted on Tuesday, with a deployment of Delhi Police and Central Reserve Police Force.

A senior police officer said over 600 security personnel, including policemen from the reserve battalion and the North district, would be deployed on Wednesday. “We held a meeting to discuss the security arrangements and traffic management around Raj Niwas during the scheduled protest. The AAP workers or leaders will not be allowed to hold a protest at Raj Niwas,” said the police officer.

The officer added that police personnel in plain-clothes would also be deployed on Wednesday.

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