New Delhi: Delhi metro on Sunday shut 5 metro stations keeping in mind Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) protest march to PM Modi’s residence in Delhi, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. As advised by Police, entry/exit at five metro stations were closed on Sunday till further directions. The affected stations are -Lok Kalyan Marg, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhavan and Janpath.
However, Interchange between Yellow & Violet Lines at Central Secretariat will remain available as usual.
Reacting on the development, the AAP leadership alleged that the Delhi Police was trying to stop people from joining the march.
Meanwhile, Delhi police blocked AAP supporters at Parliament Street as they didn’t seek any permission before organising the protest.
“Police has got several Metro stations closed down. Barricades have been erected all over Delhi and police is going door to door asking people if they were going for the march. People are being stopped from going for the march,” Delhi AAP Chief Gopal Rai said.
Prior to this, IAS association slammed Arvind Kejriwal and said the news of strike is “false”. The IAS officers also said alleged ‘personal attack’ and called it an ‘unusual circumstance” wherein they are forced to clarify their stand.
AAP’s leader Alka Lamba hit out at the IAS association and said they are lying. She also alleged that officers are working at the behest of Modi government.
Though, remaining silent at IAS association charges, Arvind Kejriwal attacked PM Modi again and called him a “dictator”.
The AAP is holding the march to support the sit-in of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at the lieutenant governor’s office for the last six days demanding him to direct IAS officers to end their “strike”.
Earlier in the day, AAP protest march also joined by the Left as CPM’s Sitaram Yechury extended support iagainst the centre.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alongwith his deputy Manish Sisodia, ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, is sitting at the office of Lt Governor Anil Baijal for past one week, demanding him to direct IAS officers to end their “strike” and approve doorstep delivery scheme of his government.