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Centre tried to hijack AAP government plantation event; CM Kejriwal not to attend programme: Gopal Rai

Gopal Rai said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was supposed to attend the event at the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Published on: July 24, 2022 12:51 IST
Centre tried to hijack AAP government plantation event:
Image Source : AAP (TWITTER). Centre tried to hijack AAP government plantation event: Gopal Rai.

Highlights

  • Environment Minister Gopal Rai alleged that Centre tried to hijack an event of Arvind Kejriwal govt
  • He said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was supposed to attend the event
  • Gopal Rai alleged the Delhi Police acted on the directions of the prime minister's office

Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Sunday (July 24) alleged that the Centre tried to hijack an event of the Arvind Kejriwal government at the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary with the Delhi Police putting up banners carrying pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the venue last night.

He said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was supposed to attend the event but has now decided not to participate in it.

Rai alleged the Delhi Police acted on the directions of the prime minister's office.

"Last night, the Delhi Police reached the venue of the event and took control of the area. They forcibly put up banners carrying pictures of PM Modi. The banners belonging to the AAP government were torn off," Rai alleged at a press conference.

The Delhi Police warned people not to touch banners carrying pictures of PM Modi, he claimed.

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were supposed to attend the event and all preparations had been made, he said.

"An event of the Kejriwal government has been turned into a political event of PM Modi. The Delhi chief minister and I have now decided not to participate in the programme," he said.

PM Modi is afraid of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: 

Rai said the incident showed that PM Modi is afraid of Kejriwal.

"Attempts are being made to malign our government. Satyendar Jain was arrested on frivolous charges. Now a conspiracy is being hatched to arrest Deputy Chief Minister (Manish Sidodia). The CM had to go to Singapore but the file was stalled," he said.

"The police are supposed to ensure the safety and security of people and not put up banners of PM Modi," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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