Delhi CM's car not allowed inside Raj Niwas, AAP dubs it as 'insult'
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was asked to walk into Raj Niwas as he entered Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal’s residence for a reception. Aam Aadmi Party termed the act as an 'insult'.
"Delhi CM invited by LG to his house for Republic Day. CM’s invitation was checked by Police, then asked to alight the car and walk in. Interestingly officers cars were zooming inside the Venue," AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said in a tweet.
Delhi Police replied on the concern and said that they were just following the protocols to ensure the event remains secured from all aspects.
“The At-Home function at Raj Niwas is a solemn occasion celebrated every year to commemorate the Republic Day. As per established protocol, convention, and because of space constraint, no vehicles of Delhi Government are permitted inside,” the official Delhi Police handle tweeted.
In another tweet, the police said that no cars were allowed in.
"Today also, during at home function at Raj Niwas, No vehicle of any officer of Govt. of India or GNCTD was permitted. There was no delay on part of Security in letting in the Hon’ble CM and any misinformation to this effect is baseless," the police tweeted.
Aam Aadmi Party, on the other hand, raised questions over Delhi Police's claims and asked them to release CCTV footage of the Raj Niwas entrance.