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BJP workers stage protests over threat to Manoj Tiwari, wave black flags at Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP leaders and workers staged protests across on Tuesday, demanding the arrest of an MLA for allegedly threatening to during the inauguration of Signature Bridge, and waved black flags at in

Several protesters who were trying to march towards the chief minister's residence were detained by the police near Chandgiram Akhara, said BJP leaders.

A section of leaders and workers waved black flags at Kejriwal and raised slogans against him in where he had gone to attend an official function.

"Hooliganism by the on the occasion of inauguration of was seen by people of Delhi. The of Delhi BJP, Manoj Tiwari, was attacked and abused by MLA Amanatullah Khan due to which all the party workers are agitated," said BJP's

He said scores of party workers were detained by the police during a protest near kerjriwal's residence and taken to the Delhi Police operation cell's office in Maurice Nagar from where they were later released.

Another group of BJP leaders and protesters staged a gherao of Amanatullah Khan's residence in Jamia Nagar under the leadership of

"Amanatullah is an anarchist MLA of His threat to and pushing him down warrant his arrest. We will stage daily protest at his house, if the police fail to arrest him soon," Bidhuri said during the protest.

The BJP and the engaged in a blame-game over the ruckus during the inauguration of on Sunday. Both sides have lodged complaints with police charging the other with assault.

Tiwari, who has accused Khan of threatening to shoot him, lodged a complaint against the MLA with the northeast Delhi of police through e-mail on Monday.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 20:20 IST