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Kejriwal broke law by 'engineering' dharna: BJP

New Delhi: Stepping up its attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP today accused him and his government of breaking the law by “engineering” a dharna at a prohibited place and said their action
PTI January 25, 2014 22:16 IST
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New Delhi: Stepping up its attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP today accused him and his government of breaking the law by “engineering” a dharna at a prohibited place and said their action was not in any way in accordance with the Constitution.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said it is the responsibility of an elected government and its head to carry out governance in accordance with Constitution but Kejriwal did not do so, as his ministers “abandoned” the Secretariat and participated in the dharna.  

“There is a responsibility on an elected government and its head to carry on the governance of the state in accordance with the Constitution. If we examine the details of what the AAP government in Delhi did, the answer to the question will be as self-evident.

“The ministers abandoned the Sachivalya. They took the police by surprise and engineered a dharna at a place where it was prohibited. They broke the law,” he said in an article.  Jaitley said the ministers sent messages to their supporters to assemble in large numbers and their supporters tried to break the police barricade.