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Kejriwal spends the night on street, threatens to flood Rajpath with protesters

New Delhi: On the second day of his protest, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday upped the ante, threatening to flood Rajpath, the venue of Republic Day celebrations, with lakhs of supporters demanding action
PTI January 21, 2014 13:06 IST
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New Delhi: On the second day of his protest, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday upped the ante, threatening to flood Rajpath, the venue of Republic Day celebrations, with lakhs of supporters demanding action against policemen who refused to carry out a raid on an alleged drug and prostitution ring.


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He ruled out any negotiations to scale down the protest, saying the safety of women in the capital is not a matter of negotiation.

"We will continue our protest. How can Home Minister (Sushilkumar) Shinde sleep when so many crimes are happening in Delhi? When women are unsafe in the city? We won't negotiate," Kejriwal told reporters.

Unlike Monday, hundreds of AAP supporters thronged the venue of the dharna outside Rail Bhavan in the high security area close to the venue of Republic Day preparations.

The chief minister along with his six cabinet colleagues and scores of supporters spent the night outside the Rail Bhavan, the venue of their protest, braving the cold winter.

Kejriwal slept on the road under the open sky while some of his supporters spent the night singing and raising slogans around a bonfire.

Meanwhile, all roads leading to Raisina Hills in Lutyen's Delhi have been barricaded, and four metro stations continue to be shut.