Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam, who was supposed to lead a 'silent' morcha of party workers at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, the venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meeting, on Saturday claimed that he has been placed under "house arrest" by police.
"The area outside my house is under heavy police and I am being prevented from stepping out," Nirupam said alleging that 'in the present democratic set up opposition leaders are being virtually kept under house-arrest."
However, Mumbai Police denied the claims made by Nirupam and said the force deployed outside his residence was only part of the security arrangements made across the city in view of the PM's visit. Mumbai Police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe said, "We have deployed policemen across the city especially on the route of PM's convoy to maintain law and order as well as to avoid any untoward incident during his visit." Nirupam also said that the Congress morcha will take place as per schedule and we have time till this afternoon to decide on our strategy.
"We have a lot of questions for the PM. He should answer to graft allegations made by our Vice President Rahul Gandhi instead of mocking him. Modi should also answer when the people will get back their right to deposit and withdraw their own hard earned money from banks. Its more than a month.Since demonetisation citizens are still suffering due to cash crunch," he said.