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AAP protests AIIMS CVO removal at Harsh Vardhan's residence

Monday, 25 August 2014 - 9:11pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday protested outside the residence of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan over the removal of AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi.

The protest was held at the Minister's Krishna Nagar residence in East Delhi, from where he was elected an MLA and vacated after he was elected MP from Chandni Chowk.

The protesters displayed placards and posters demanding the Health Minister's resignation for "victimising an honest officer at the behest of BJP leaders". "The Health Minister is changing his stand everyday and is making false statements in a desperate bid to wriggle out of his unjustified decision to compromise with corruption by having shunted out a honest officer on the instructions of BJP leadership," the party said in a statement.

"The Health Minister had tweeted on Friday (August 22) that Chaturvedi had been twice rejected by the CVC and that his continuation as CVO of AIIMS was irregular and indefensible. The Minister on Saturday changed his stand from rejection to opposition by the CVC in 2012 and 2013," the party said.

Police deployed forces outside the Minister's residence in view of the protests. 

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