Sisodia, AAP MLAs march to 7 RCR to 'surrender before PM'; detained

Sisodia-ani Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia detained by the police | ANI/Twitter

The power struggle between Delhi and the Central government intensified on Sunday with the detention of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia by police.

Sisodia along with over 60 AAP leaders was on his way to 7, Race Course Road to surrender himself before the prime minister when he and his supporters were stopped by the police near Tughlaq Road

Earlier in the day Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that Sisodia will surrender himself to the police at the prime minister's residence following a police complaint filed against the Deputy CM.

Sisodia has been accused of threatening some vegetable vendors.

“Complaint filed against Manish Sisodia yesterday. Manish will go to 7, RCR today to surrender himself before PM,” Kejriwal tweeted.

S.B.K. Singh, special commissioners (law & order), said a complaint was filed by the Ghazipur Vegetable Market Association alleging that Sisodia adopted a dictatorial attitude on hearing their grievances during his visit at Gazipur Mandi, according to ANI.

However, he also added that so far no police action was taken in connection with the complaint.

The latest AAP salvo against Prime Minister Modi comes in the wake of the arrest of an AAP MLA on Saturday in a sexual harassment case.

AAP legislator Dinesh Mohaniya was arrested by police during a press conference for allegedly molesting and assaulting a woman from his constituency. He was later sent to three-day judicial custody.

The arrest enraged AAP leaders with Kejriwal claiming that the Centre has declared “emergency” in the national capital.

“Modi declares emergency in Delhi. Arresting, raiding, terrorizing, filing false cases against all those whom Delhi elected,” he tweeted.

Mohaniya is the eight AAP MLA to be arrested since the party voted to power in Delhi in February 2015. The party claimed that Mohaniya's arrest was an attempt to divert the attention from murder case of M.M. Khan, NDMC estate officer.

The AAP has accused involvement of some BJP leaders and pointed fingers at Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

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