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AAP stands for Anarchist Aadmi Party, says Venkaiah Naidu

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 7:37pm IST Updated: Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 7:40pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu called the AAP's government an anarchist government for its ongoing protest in the national capital and added that it was actually an Anarchist Aadmi Party.

"The recent actions of the AAP and its government are proving that it can only agitate, but it cannot mitigate the sufferings of the people and it is not capable of governance. It is an Anarchist Aadmi party and not an Aam Aadmi party. That has been proved beyond doubt," he said.

Venkaiah also denounced Kejriwal for supporting Delhi law minister, Somnath Bharti.

"The day, when AAP took the support of the Congress, its credibility has gone down. With the AAP President supporting his colleague who was instrumental in harassing the foreign women, and also took law into his hands and became responsible for derogation of India's image internationally. His image has further eroded and lost his credibility," he said.

The Kejriwal-led AAP protest entered its second day on Tuesday, and neither of the two major political parties-the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are in favour of its continuance.

The AAP protests are taking place in the national capital despite heavy rain.

Commuters have been the hardest hit in central Delhi due to the AAP protest.

Over 4000 police personnel have secured the protest area, and Rapid Action Force (RAF) teams are on standby duty.

Kejriwal has threatened to disrupt this year's Republic Day parade on grounds that both the BJP and the Congress, besides a section of the media are misleading the people.

He has also accused Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde of inconveniencing India by not cooperating with the Delhi administration. He said that as chief minister he would decide where he wants to sit for his protest, and not the central government or the Delhi Police.

Meanwhile, four Metro stations - Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udhyog Bhavan, Race Course - have stopped operating until further notice. Massive traffic jams are expected in central Delhi.

Earlier, Kejriwal and AAP workers tried to remove the barricades at Rail Bhawan and threatened to go on an indefinite strike if his demands were not met.

"If by January 26, our demands are not met, then we will fill Rajpath with lakhs of people," Kejriwal warned. 


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