AAP workers overdid protest outside Tihar jail, says BJP MP

BJP hits out at AAP
New Delhi, May 22: A day after Arvind Kejriwal was sent to jail for refusing to furnish the bail in a defamation case, BJP's newly-elected South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri said that AAP supporters had "overdone" their protest against the move outside Tihar jail.

Bidhuri took a dig at Kejriwal, saying that people's loss of faith in their elected representatives had led to the birth of an "anarchic situation" in the country.

"It was the result of years of loss of people's faith in their elected representatives that led to the birth of an anarchic situation and the so-called Kejriwals of the country," Bidhuri said today. "People like Kejriwal go and sit in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan to protest, but yesterday, their party just overdid it," Bidhuri said.

He was addressing the SDMC House following the election of the chairmen and deputy chairmen of the Standing Committee and the Education Committee today.

Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody on May 21

The House also felicitated Bidhuri, a former Delhi MLA. Scores of AAP supporters yesterday clashed with police as they defied prohibitory orders outside the high-security Tihar jail where former Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal was sent by a court after he refused to furnish a bail bond of Rs 10,000 in a criminal defamation case lodged by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Bidhuri, who had won the Tughlaqabad Assembly seat in the 2013 Delhi polls, amassed a huge tally of 4,97,980 votes against his opponents this time. Addressing the House, he further said, "The new BJP government under its leader Narendra Modi is a step in the direction of the restoration of people's faith in their representatives."

Hitting out at Kejriwal and his "spartan politics", Bidhuri said, "Goa chief minister (Manohar Parrikar) and state party chief Harsh Vardhan have already set examples of living a humble life. What is Kejriwal trying to claim through all this?"


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