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AAP Protest: CPM Joins The Protest March At Mandi House, Transport System Adversely Affected

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| June 17 , 2018 , 18:57 IST

Members of the Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday, blocked the Delhi as they began a protest march from the Mandi House metro station to the official residence of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi situated at the Lok Kalyan Marg. 

Member of Parliament from the Aam Aadmi Party, Sanjay Singh is leading this protest march. CPM’s Secretary General Sitaram Yechury also reached Mandi House to join the protest. The protest march began at 4 PM.

Earlier, Kejriwal received support from West Bengal Chief Minister  Mamata Banerjee and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Andhra Pradesh’s N Chandrababu Naidu also supported the Chief Minister of Delhi.

The leaders recommended the centre to “rise above politics”, solve the “constitutional crisis” and not “restrict the federal system.”

BJP has called the protest a “political stunt”. Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari said, “It is very unfortunate that four chief ministers have joined AAP chief’s drama.

The Delhi Police denied the permission for the march, but the party says it will go ahead with the ‘non-violent’ procession.

 

However, a direct impact of the protest could be seen on the transportation system in the city 

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had to shut five of it's metro stations including Lok Kalyan Marg (Race Course), Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Janpath from 2 pm. Many buses had to change their routes.

The Delhi police barricaded Copernicus Marg due to the protest.