Poster War! Delhi Event "Hijacked" on PM Modi's orders: AAP
Poster War! Delhi Event

Aam Aadmi Party alleged on Sunday that a Delhi government even was “hijacked” following the orders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office by the police who placed his photos on stage and threatened to arrest anyone who removed them, resulting in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal not attending the event. 

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai added that the centre sent in the police the night before to put up banners of PM Modi for a plantation drive at the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary. It was also said that the posters of Kejriwal were torn down, and police were seen clicking photos of the re-decorated stage, additionally, uniformed cops were also seen guarding the even in large numbers, and photos of the same were posted by the AAP on Twitter. 


"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," Mr Rai alleged at a news conference.

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

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, who is a representative of PM Modi's BJP-led government at the centre, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were supposed to attend the event and all preparations had been made, he said.

Sources in the Lt Governor's office said, "The said programme of tree plantation corresponding with the 'Van Mahotsav', was to be undertaken by the LG and CM jointly. A mutual decision in this regard had been taken on July 4th, 2022. 1,00,000 trees are to plant as a part of the program, and the LG and CM were to launch the same together today. One is left to wonder if recommending a CBI inquiry into an apparently illegal Excise Policy is taking the focus of the CM away from Delhi's environmental concerns."

Minister Gopal Rai, however, 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." Rai said the incident showed that PM Modi is afraid of Kejriwal.


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