Through a tweet, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleges that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest-like conditions after he visited farmers at Singhu Border on Monday. Kejriwal’s house has reportedly been wholly barricaded, with no one allowed to enter or leave the premises.
Reportedly, following the Union home ministry’s order, the police have got three mayors from different municipalities to protest before Kejriwal’s residence. Later, the police barricaded his residence, citing the protest, claims AAP leaders. All of Arvind Kejriwal's scheduled meetings have been cancelled.
AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “Our MLAs are also not being allowed to meet the CM. We will march to the CM’s house and meet him and get him out of the house so that he can stand with the farmers.”
As per reports, Delhi police sources have rejected the allegations as baseless. Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner for North District, Anto Alphonse rejected the party's allegations, dubbing them 'lies.' He said, "We are alert. Arvind Kejriwal left home at around 8pm yesterday and returned around 10pm. There is no issue at all."
On Monday, Kejriwal had visited the Singhu border to meet the agitating farmers to check the arrangements made by the city government. He was the first Chief Minister of a state to visit the protesting farmers to express solidarity for the Bharat Bandh, called by the agitating farmers against the Centre’s contentious farm laws. He was accompanied by Cabinet ministers and some party MLAs. He visited the farmers a day after AAP extended its support to the Bharat Bandh today.
After visiting the farmers, Kejriwal said, “I checked the arrangements. We received a lot of pressure to allow the use of stadiums as temporary prisons, but we did not give permission, and I feel this helped the movement. Since then, our party MLAs and ministers have been involved in ensuring that farmers do not face any discomfort.”