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AAP's 'Sack Jaitley' protests erupt outside fin min's home

Source: PTI
December 23, 2015 15:44 IST
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Demanding Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's resignation over the Delhi & District Cricket Association row, hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party workers led by several party members of Legislative Assembly on Wednesday protested near his residence prompting police to resort to use of water cannons and minor lathicharge.

The party will hold similar protests in all district headquarters across the country on December 26, senior party leader Sanjay Singh said.

The protestors, who gathered near the Race Course Metro Station, were stopped by a heavy security contingent when they marched towards Jaitley's residence at Tughlaq Road and were taken to the Parliament street police Station after detention.

"We are here to ask Jaitley to kindly step down as he is in-charge of departments which would have those documents that could prove his guilt or innocence. So as a good citizen and a senior lawyer of Supreme Court he is duty-bound to follow the footsteps of (LK) Advani," AAP MLA Somnath Bharti told media person.

Advani had resigned from Lok Sabha in 1996 after allegations were levelled against him in the hawala case. The case, however, later collapsed due to lack of evidence.

Other MLAs who were part of the demonstration include Alka Lamba, Vijender Garg, and AAP's youth wing leader Ankush Narang.

Image: AAP workers holding a protest during the one-day special session of the Assembly in New Delhi. Photograph: Vijay Kumar Joshi/PTI

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