Delhi CM stopped from reaching Karnal as BJP protesters block way
Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was stopped by authorities from entering Karnal district of Haryana after protesters from the state's ruling BJP blocked a road that he was to take.
The local authorities stopped AAP national convener's cavalcade in Panipat district, around 85 kilometres from Delhi.
AAP Haryana convener Naveen Jaihind told media that the authorities did not remove the BJP protesters but instead prevented Kejriwal from moving ahead.
The BJP protesters blocked the road near the Munak Canal. Many protesters carried posters asking Kejriwal to go back. They also carried black flags.
Assandh sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Anurag Dhalia defended the action to stop Kejriwal saying that it was done due to security reasons and to prevent a law-and-order situation.
The BJP activists were enraged by statements made by Kejriwal on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal issue on which he did not support Haryana's demand for water through the SYL canal.