AAP accepts LG's challenge

The four-day Delhi Assembly session ended on Friday with the AAP continuing to hit out at the Centre for not letting its elected government work while also claiming that it will a majority in the next Lok Sabha election.

 Accusing the Narendra Modi government of using Delhi Police as an instrument against the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, the city government said that they accept the LG's challenge of getting 272 seats in the next General election.

 “LG sahab had said that if you want to take decisions regarding Delhi Police or other areas not under our rule, we should get 272 seats in the next election. Unke muh me ghee shakkar. Agli baar hum la ke dikhayenge (We will show them next time),” said Home Minister Satyendar Jain.

 He added that while the laws in India are borrowed from the British laws, presently the country is being run through British colonial law and not the British law.

 “In Britain the police no more report to the masters. For Delhi, full statehood is the only solution. Congress and BJP both have so many times spoken in support of full statehood but they don’t feel ashamed of turning their back on it now,” he said.

 Narrating an incident of how he was the one of the first MLAs against whom a police complaint was registered, he said, “A woman came to my office and started shouting. She hurled abuses at Arvind Kejriwal, at me and the party. But we remained calm. Later she filed a complaint that I misbehaved with her. I could prove I am innocent because of the CCTV in my office. Later I came to know that she is the president of the BJP's women wing”.

Before Jain's speech, Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti started a discussion on the “arbitrary” use of Delhi Police against the party MLAs and the raid in the office of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) by Anti Corruption Branch (ACB).

During the discussion, the MLAs said that the present situation in Delhi is like an undeclared emergency.  

 “Police has reduced to a political tool in the hands of the BJP. Both the laws and the police are same for everyone but the treatment is different for AAP MLAs. Police and CBI are being misused by the Modi government. Their allegiance is neither with the public nor with the law but with the Centre,” he said.

 Bharti cited police complaints against workers of Congress and BJP and said that no arrests have been made against them.
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