New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today intensified protests against BJP, demanding resignation of Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on issues involving the trio.
The party’s frontal organisations mobilised scores of protesters for a rally at Jantar Mantar here who later marched towards Parliament, but were stopped by police near Parliament street police station.
Led by AAP’s Delhi convener Dilip Pandey, the protesters raised slogans against the BJP trio and also Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde for her alleged involvement in a “200 crore scam”.
Pandey attacked the Prime Minister saying he was “silent” as leaders like Raje had put up a show of strength by rallying “110 MLAs behind her”.
“Modiji is silent out of compulsion. Raje has put up a display of strength which has scared Modi,” he said.
The leader said Modi’s inaction would “cost BJP heavy” just as the Congress “had paid” for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s silence.
“If Modi doesn’t ensure their resignation, people of the country would consider that to be his abdication of duty,” he said. .
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