Delhi Police arrests 120 councillors from outside Kejriwal’s residence

New Delhi: More than 120 BJP councilors got arrested from outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence by the Delhi Police.

Councillors were staging a protest outside Chief Minister residence and were demanding the release of funds for salaries of the striking sanitation workers.

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Subhash Arya, a senior BJP councilor was leading the protest for the release of the municipal funds from Kejriwal as per the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission (FDFC). Seeing the mob getting out of control police had to forcibly remove the agitators.

After they were arrested, all the BJP councilors were taken to the Civil Lines and Maurice Nagar police stations. The agitation took place subsequent to the week-long strike by sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) who did not receive their salaries in the last few months.

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Few days earlier, workers had staged a demonstration against Kejriwal on January 9, at the EDMC headquarters in Shahdara. On the other hand the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) mentioned lack of budget as the reason for the non-payment of workers’ salaries.