Kejriwal Dharna: Manish Tewari Forced to Walk

Published: 20th January 2014 08:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2014 08:15 PM   |  A+A-


Union minister Manish Tewari today faced the brunt of the disruptions caused here due to the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he was allegedly heckled and was forced to walk for some distance for official work.

The Information and Broadcasting Minister was going from his office in Shastri Bhawan to Shram Shakti Bhawan, a distance of about one kilometer, when his car was stopped midway by the participants of the dharna.

He had to dump his car and walk up to the Shram Shakti Bhawan which houses the Labour Ministry. Tewari, who was to meet Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes in Shram Shakti Bhawan, said he was even heckled by the crowd.

Attacking Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the dharna, the Minister said it was resorting to "gimmickry" as its leaders know they will not be able to deliver on the promises made by them.

"AAP was not given a mandate by the people of Delhi to create anarchy. It's high time AAP makes the transition from being agitators to administrators," he said.

He said the protest is nothing else but the breakdown of the constitutional system.

"These gentlemen who have been given a mandate to govern Delhi are unfortunately creating anarchy on the streets of Delhi. Therefore I was left with no other option but to walk from Parliament House to Shram Shakti Bhawan to meet the homnourable labour minister.

"And along the way I think my act of walking which was a defiance of the curfew, which they are trying to impose in Delhi, to the anarchy which they are perpetrating must have irked them, so they tried to heckle me," Tewari said.


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