Arvind Kejriwal asks Delhi Police not to allow media close to him during protest against Land Bill

| Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:50
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AAP to hold rally against Modi govt's Land Acquisition Ordinance today

New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Wednesday lead a protest rally against the Narendra Modi government's Land Bill at Jantar Mantar in the national capital.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked cops not to allow media close to him during today's kisan rally against the land bill. Kejriwal's PA has sent a message to police control room, said sources on Wednesday.

Extra security forces have been deployed to prevent the AAP supporters marching towards the Parliament and senior police officers would take action against anyone violating the orders. Section 144 is already in force in the New Delhi area as Parliament is in session. Senior officers of Delhi Police said that action will be taken against anyone violating the prohibitory orders.

Party leader Sanjay Singh told media: "Arvind Kejriwal along with other senior leaders of the party will address the crowd. He will oppose the land ordinance presented by the central government."

Detailing the party rally programme, Singh said that AAP workers and farmers from across several states, including Odisha, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Haryana and Rajasthan, would gather at Jantar Mantar at 10 a.m.

"Kejriwal along with other senior leaders of the party will address the crowd. A procession would then be taken out from the protest site to parliament," he said.

Singh, however, said that at the moment it was unclear if Kejriwal would march along.

Another AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas said the BJP and Congress did not understand the plight of the poor farmers.

"They are not worried about the loss of farmers due to untimely rains. Both the parties are more concerned about their personal conflicts," he said.

"We will oppose the land ordinance as it is not in favour of the farmers. We conducted a survey in several states and came to know that the farmers are annoyed with the central government because of this land ordinance," Vishwas said.

"We demand that land ordinance should be rolled back," he demanded.

The AAP has formed a six-member committee to organise the protest.

The Congress held its anti-ordinance farmers' rally on Sunday at the Ramlila Ground.

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