Delhi BJP unit stages ‘Chakka Jam’ against AAP gov’s New Excise Policy
Since the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government introduced the New Excise Policy in the Union Territory, the BJP has been protesting against the government. Adesh Gupta, the BJP Delhi unit President said that we are staging a ‘Chakka Jam’ and our protest will continue until the new liquor policy is rolled back.
The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Monday, staged a ‘Chakka Jam’ against the Aam Aadmi Party government’s New Excise Policy. The President of the BJP Delhi unit Adesh Gupta said that our protest will continue until the new liquor policy is rolled back by the Delhi government. The ‘Chakka Jam’ was started by the BJP at 9 am and there has been heavy traffic at the routes around Akshardham Temple due to the staged protest. Commuters were also seen stuck on National Highway 24 (NH-24). The protest is organized at 15 different locations across the City.
As per the sources, Adesh Gupta is leading the protest at Akshardham Road, Gautam Gambhir, MP from East Delhi is leading the Chakka Jam at Car Bazar on Vikas Marg, and Ramesh Bidhuri, MP from South Delhi is taking the charge at Dayaram Chowk. Apart from these, other senior leaders and functionaries of the party and MLAs are also present at different locations.
Adesh Gupta had earlier stated that “The city government is opening liquor shops “illegally” across the city under the new excise policy.” Gupta said that the three municipal corporations will not allow opening liquor shops under the new excise policy in non-conforming areas and in close vicinity of a religious place or a school will not be allowed. The protestors were seen sloganeering at different locations against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government and the new Excise policy. There were also announcement made that all emergency vehicles should be given way and no harm should be caused to public property.
Since the introduction of the new excise policy, the BJP has been protesting against the Kejriwal government in Delhi. Close to 850 liquor shops were supposed to open up as the Delhi government has exited from the liquor business.
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