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More parties back Kejriwal in his stand-off with Lt Gov, Centre

IANS  |  New Delhi 

More parties and leaders have come out in support of the sit-in by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with Akhilesh Yadav, actors-turned-politicians and Shatrughan Sinha, the CPI-M and the CPI the latest.

The sit-in by Kejriwal, and Cabinet ministers and at the Lt. Governor's office entered its fourth day on Thursday.

Akhilesh Yadav, in a tweet, said the capturing of Secretariat of the national capital by the political party in power points towards a "situation worse than the killing of the democracy".

"This is an arrogance of the power. Those who are capturing the democracy with their power today will also capture the houses of the people. The people are angry as well as scared," he said.

Shatrughan Sinha, in a series of tweets, said the current situation is "not good or desirable for our government, and the people of our country".

"Can you expect a to swim when we tie his arms and hands? That is what has been done with our young, dynamic and one of the country's popular Kejriwal. Time for a full-fledged struggle for statehood...

"Dear Sir! You will remember that this (full statehood for Delhi) has been a very strong demand of our party since ages and of some other parties too. Sir, when do we see this happening? I hope, wish and pray it is soon, sooner the better," he tweeted.

and Bihar's of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav also attacked the BJP for taking "revenge".

"The people of Delhi have been rejecting the BJP from past 20 years and so the BJP in the centre is interrupting the works of the to take revenge from the people of the Delhi. This is a beginning of an unhealthy tradition," he said.

Kamal Hassan, of Makkal Needhi Maiam, equated the situation in Delhi and

"Interference in the functioning of an elected government is unacceptable in a democracy. In fact what is happening in Delhi and in TN/are not too different. It is frustrating for people who want a change for the better," he tweeted.

Communist Party of India-Marxist also came in support of Kejriwal, accusing BJP of attacking federalism.

"BJP is using the office of the to obstruct the to discharge its constitutional duties. This is despicable. The Centre must abandon this course of the confrontation right away.

"The BJP at the Centre has a terrible track record on federalism; of targeting states which are Opposition-ruled, their most recent bid was to attempt an illegal capture of the state govt," he said in a tweet.



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 23:58 IST