AAP, BJP protests: Security tightened in Central Delhi, additional police personnel deployed

AAP to protest outside BJP headquarters, accusing them of cheating in Chandigarh mayoral polls. Simultaneously, BJP will demonstrate near AAP's office, alleging "corruption" in Arvind Kejriwal's govt

The roads heading to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg have been closed since morning and multi-layered barricades were set up near the party offices of BJP and AAP, an official said. (photo: IANS)
The roads heading to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg have been closed since morning and multi-layered barricades were set up near the party offices of BJP and AAP, an official said. (photo: IANS)
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Security has been stepped-up in Central Delhi with multi-layered barricading and deployment of additional personnel in view of demonstrations by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP on Friday, 2 February police said.

While the AAP will stage a protest outside the BJP headquarters over alleged cheating in the Chandigarh mayoral polls, the BJP has said its members will protest near the AAP head office against the "corruption" in the Arvind Kejriwal government.

The roads heading to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg have been closed since morning and multi-layered barricades were set up near the party offices of BJP and AAP, an official said.

The headquarters of both the parties are on the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg and the distance between them is less than a few hundred metres.

The police official said arrangements have been made in such a way that the workers of both the parties cannot come face-to-face.

"Adequate security arrangements have been made in view of the protests.

Additional personnel have been deployed. No one will be allowed to break the law," the officer said.

Traffic movement will be hit on the Deen Dayal Upadhayay Marg, and accordingly, diversions will be effected, according to police.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann will take part in their party's protest. Both the leaders are expected to reach at 11 am.

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Published: 02 Feb 2024, 10:06 AM
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