AAP has alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest for attending farmers’ protest on 7th December.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been allegedly put under “house arrest” on 8th December by Delhi Police for meeting the protesting farmers yesterday as per Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). AAP has also said that Mr. Kejriwal has been restricted from supporting the Bharat Bandh staged by farmers today. However, the Delhi Police has denied the charges.

In a press conference, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj claimed that Mr. Kejriwal’s residence has been fully barricaded by the police, and no one is allowed to enter or exit the house. He further elaborated that the Union Home Ministry made three mayors of different civic bodies protest in front of the CM’s residence. As per AAP, this reason has been used by the police to block the exits of the house. “When our MLAs went to meet the chief minister they were beaten and thrown on the streets. The party volunteers were also not allowed to meet,” Mr. Bhardwaj.

However, the Delhi Police has shared a picture of the CM’s residence on Twitter claiming that there has been no barricading. The tweet reads, “This claim of CM Delhi being put on house arrest is incorrect. He exercises his right to free movement within the law of the land. A picture of the house entrance says it all. @DelhiPolice @LtGovDelhi”.

This controversy has come in light of the recent farmers’ protest against the three farm laws passed by BJP. All of Mr. Kejriwal’s meetings have been cancelled for the day.

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