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Happy that debate has begun on CM staging a protest: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said Republic Day speech of President Pranab Mukherjee, who made a veiled attack on him for his two-day dharna, had generated a debate whether staging a protest
PTI January 27, 2014 15:15 IST
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said Republic Day speech of President Pranab Mukherjee, who made a veiled attack on him for his two-day dharna, had generated a debate whether staging a protest by Chief Minister was constitutional or unconstitutional.

 
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“I am happy that this is being debated now,” said Kejriwal who was cornered by journalists and other invitees in Mughal Garden where he was attending his first ‘At Home' function after taking over as the Chief Minister.  He was asked about his reaction on the President's Republic Day eve speech where he had made a veiled attack on Kejriwal's street protests, saying the government is not a “charity shop” and “populist anarchy” cannot be a substitute for governance.

“The government is not a charity shop. Populist anarchy cannot be a substitute for governance. False promises lead to disillusionment, which gives birth to rage, and that rage has one legitimate target: those in power,” Mukherjee had said yesterday evening in his address to the nation.