New Delhi, Nov 22: Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and AAP minister Kapil Mishra were detained on Tuesday along with other leaders while they were on their way to Parliament protesting against demonetisation. He was, however, released later.
Sisodia was leading an AAP protest march on the demonetisation issue, when he was taken away by Delhi Police officials. AAP has been protesting the demonetisation move by the government and has joined forces with the Opposition over the same.
"Sisodia has been detained along with some AAP leaders and supporters," Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal told IANS.
Sisodia, before the march, launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi over demonetisation alleging he is making people cry and shedding "crocodile tears".
"We don't like Modi for what he has done in his personal and political life. This is not notebandi but note-badli. The terrorists in Kashmir today were found with Rs 2000 notes.
From where are terrorists getting them? Either you are unaware of the lapse or are involved in it. He keeps crying all the time and makes people cry. But he sheds crocodile tears," Sisodia said at Jantar Mantar.
Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday criticised the goverment over demonetisation and said: "I am inviting other political parties to join me at Jantar Mantar to protest against demonetisation. BJP will get befitting reply from the people, they wont be able to get any vote this time."
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had last week given three days to the government to rollback the demonetisation move. Kejriwal had said that demonetisation was implemented to create black money and not to eradicate it.
(With agency inputs)