New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Â on SaturdayÂ staged aÂ outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residenceÂ following reports of procuring snooping equipment.
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay led the protest along with 1,000 partyÂ workers. Upadhyay accused the AAP of trying to break into people’sÂ privacy. â€œWe will protest against this moveâ€, he said.
Protesters raised slogans against Kejriwal, demanding hisÂ clarification on the snooping equipment issue.
Delhi police used water canons on the protesters, few metres away fromÂ the CMâ€™s residence in Civil lines area, to stop the protest.Â The news report claimed that the AAP government has readied a CabinetÂ note approving buying of snooping equipment for the ACB so that itsÂ officials could efficiently probe corruption cases.
However, the Delhi government has rejected the media report saying,Â â€œThere is no proposal by the Delhi government to procure anythingÂ called as a snooping equipment and no such cabinet note has beenÂ circulated. The channel concerned running this wrong story made noÂ attempt to contact the Delhi government for its version before airingÂ it. The channel seems to have minted its own terminology to falselyÂ show the Delhi government in poor light and defame the ACB.â€