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Arvind Kejriwal's actions a disrespect to the Constitution: Manish Tewari

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 5:07pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

Union Minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday came down heavily on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for threatening to stretch his protest to Rajpath which could disrupt Republic Day celebrations, saying they were Delhi Government's responsibility too.

"Is the central government alone responsible for success of Republic Day celebration? Are not the Delhi Chief Minister and other Ministers responsible?," he told reporters here, adding that Kejriwal's actions "are a complete disrespect to the Constitution".

The Information and Broadcasting Minister was asked whether the government was planning to evict Kejriwal and others from the protest venue.

Tewari said the AAP leadership was not elected by the people of Delhi for creating such anarchy on the streets of Delhi but to deliver on the promises they made before the elections.

"It is very unfortunate. They have let down the people of Delhi through their act. They have taken oath in the name of Constitution but the way they are behaving, it is complete disrespect to the Constitution," he said.

Kejriwal and his supporters are demanding action against policemen who they claimed refused to carry out a raid against an alleged drug and prostitution ring on the directions of Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti last week.

Their dharna near the Rail Bhavan on a road parallel to Rajpath, the epicentre of Republic Day festivities here, entered the second day on Monday. 

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