AAP, RaGa protest against Shakur Basti demolition

| Monday, December 14, 2015 - 16:42
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New Delhi: Following the Shakur Basti demolition incident, AAP today took up the issue strongly against the government and protested outside the parliament near the Gandhi statue. The party also moved a motion of adjournment. 

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, AAP party leader Bhagwant Maan questioned the demolition drive and asked, “Why was Delhi state government not kept in loop?”

However, AAP was criticised after workers were found distributing party caps during their protest at the demolition site. 

To discuss further on the Shakur Basti demolition issue, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be meeting the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu later in the evening today.

(Also Read: Notices were served before conducting demolition: Suresh Prabhu)

Earlier during the day, CM Kejriwal had requested the Railway Minister for a meeting.

Rahul Gandhi also visited the demolition site in Shakur Basti and met the families whose homes were destroyed. Rahul promised appropriate action in this incident. He said that his party will raise this issue in parliament.

Rahul questioned AAP’s protest and said AAP is in power in Delhi so why are they protesting.

Rahul Gandhi said, "There is a law. This is not the way to do things. BJP and AAP are both indulging in blame-game.

Delhi CM Kejriwal responded to Rahul Gandhi and said, “Rahul did not seem briefed about the incident; Railways comes under the central government”.

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