Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday demanded apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly lying to Armymen about One Rank One Pension scheme.
Tweeting his dissent after being released from the RK Puram police station in New Delhi around midnight, Kejriwal accused PM Modi of false nationalism.
“Modiji lied that OROP has been implemented. Modiji should apologise to soldiers. Today Modiji’s false nationalism has been revealed,” Delhi CM tweeted from his handle @ArvindKejriwal.
मोदी जी ने झूठ बोला कि OROP लागू हो गया। मोदी जी सैनिकों से माफ़ी माँगे। आज मोदी जी के फ़र्ज़ी राष्ट्रवाद की पोल खुल गयी।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2016
After more than four hours detention, Kejriwal left around midnight the R K Puram police station, following his detainment as he tried to meet the kin of ex-serviceman who allegedly committed suicide over the OROP issue, police said.
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“Kejriwal was detained from Lady Hardinge Hospital around 7.45 PM and brought to the RK Puram police station in south District since there was no media or presence of political leaders there,” police sources said.
Police had asked him to go at around 8.45 PM but he refused to leave the police station.
However, the Delhi CM denied the accusation as he claimed that he was asked by police to stay back.
This is completely false. I have been asked to stay back. https://t.co/rMUeeehI4Q— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2016
Sources close to the Chief Minister said that the police initially allowed him to leave but detained him again.
“The police allowed us to leave but the chief minister expressed his desire to meet the family of the deceased ex-serviceman. He also told the pilot of the police patrol that he was proceeding to the Connaught Place Police Station, but he was again detained,” a Kejriwal aide said.
Kejriwal tweeted from the police station saying that Sisodia, who was detained at Parliament Street police station for close to ten hours and later released, had come to meet him.
“Manish reaches here at RK Puram PS where I am still detained,” he had tweeted.
Manish reaches here at RK Puram PS where i am still detained— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2016
The suicide by an army veteran over OROP on Wednesday snowballed into a huge political show with Rahul Gandhi, Kejriwal and other opposition leaders attacking the Modi government on the issue while there was high drama after police detained and prevented them from entering a hospital.
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The Congress Vice President was detained twice and was finally released late in the evening as restrictions were put on Kejriwal’s movements before he was detained. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was kept in custody for close to 10 hours.
Meanwhile, the ex-servicemen’s body was sent to his home town Bhiwani in Haryana after the postmortem.