New Delhi: Delhi BJP workers today staged a protest at ITO in New Delhi and demanded resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleging he was embroiled in the 400-crore water tanker scam and protecting corrupt officials.
The party workers raised slogans against the Kejriwal government and tried to march towards the Delhi Secretariat but were stopped by police personnel who used water cannons to disperse them.
Thereafter, the protesters, including Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay and party lawmaker Ramesh Bidhuri, sat on a dharna on the road. They were taken to IP Estate police station but were released later.
“The Chief Minister suppressed the case of tanker scam for 11 months. His government made payments at a disproportionate rate to the tanker mafia and shared benefits,” Mr Upadhyay alleged in a statement.
He accused the AAP government of “protecting” Mr Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and demanded that CBI probe the “activities” of the official.