Delhi BJP MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, staged a protest near Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence on Tuesday, demanding his dismissal over the alleged liquor scam.
The protesters, including Delhi BJP leaders and workers, raised slogans against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, demanding that they should step down.
The protesters were stopped by police as they tried to march towards Manish Sisodia's Mathura Road residence.
Ramvir Bidhuri, along with his fellow legislators Mohan Singh Bisht, Vijender Gupta, Om Prakash Sharma, Jitendra Mahajan, Ajay Mahawar and Abhay Verma, was detained during the protest and later released from the Mandir Marg police station.
"We have been raising the issue of scam in the excise policy of the Kejriwal government for months but neither the chief minister nor Manish Sisodia has answered our questions. The BJP workers will not rest till Manish Sisodia is removed from the government," Ramvir Bidhuri said.
He alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power by raising the slogan of war against corruption, but it is "completely submerged" in corruption.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs will meet President Droupadi Murmu and demand the dismissal of the AAP government in Delhi for indulging in corruption, the leader of opposition said.
A meeting of the Delhi BJP legislators with the president was scheduled on Tuesday but was postponed due to some reasons, Ramvir Bidhuri said.
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