BJP seeks PM's resignation

BJP seeks  PM's resignation

Demanding resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a proper investigation into the alleged impropriety against the UPA government, BJP activists carried out a protest march towards the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s residence on Sunday, however, they were detained. 

The protesters gathered at Aurangzeb Road and marched towards Prime Minister’s residence at 7, Race Course Road. They were, however, prevented from moving further near Tughlak Road police station.

In wake of the protest, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) closed Race Course station for nearly three hours on police instructions to curb the stream of people joining the protest outside PM’s house.

“The Race Course Metro station was reopened for public at 1.51 pm,” said a Metro official.
The station was closed at 11 am after the BJP youth wing activists announced a march and gherao of Singh’s house.

Police had to use water canon to disperse the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha  activists led by Anurag Thakur and Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel.

Prior to this, the BJP youth activists burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister before they tried to move towards Race Course Road where prohibitory orders, under Section 144 of the CrPC were invoked.

The protesters holding placards shouted slogans demanding that the Manmohan Singh should resign as ‘he is leading the most corrupt government in the history of the country and shows no remorse for this’.

Goel, and along with Thakur, were detained by the police along with two hundreds party workers who also courted arrest when police stopped them to move towards the prime minister’s residence. They were taken to Tughlak Road Police Station and released later during the day.

Addressing the protestors gathered at Aurangzeb Road in large numbers,  Goel said, “The Prime Minister is guilty of both acts of omission as well as acts of commission. He headed coal ministry when the scam took place. He tried to protect Ashwani Kumar, the former law minister whose role in tampering the Coalgate investigation reports is clearly under scanner. He also tried to protect the former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal under whose nose his close relatives were ‘auctioning’ posts in the railway ministry for crores of rupees,” he added.

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