BJP Leaders Protest Against Delhi Government Over Power Bills, Detained

The leaders staged a sit-in near the Civil Lines metro station and attempted to march towards Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Flagstaff Road when they were stopped and detained by the police.

BJP Leaders Protest Against Delhi Government Over Power Bills, Detained

The leaders attempted to march towards Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Flagstaff Road. (File)

New Delhi:

BJP leaders, including its Delhi unit chief Adesh Gupta and Leader of Opposition in the city Assembly Ramvir Bidhuri, were detained during a protest against the AAP government over the issue of electricity bills in the Civil Lines area in New Delhi on Monday.

The leaders staged a sit-in near the Civil Lines metro station and attempted to march towards Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Flagstaff Road when they were stopped and detained by the police.

Addressing the protesters, Mr Gupta said the people of Delhi are receiving electricity bills for "huge" amounts and demanded that the Mr Kejriwal government withdraw the fixed charges and stop the disconnection notices being sent by the discoms to the consumers.

The leaders, including Mr Gupta and Mr Bidhuri, were taken to the Civil Lines police station, from where they were released subsequently, Delhi BJP's media cell head Ashok Goel said.