New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday held a maha rally at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi to protest against the Centre’s ordinance on control of services in the national capital. The rally was attended by over one lakh people, including party workers, leaders, and supporters.
Addressing the rally, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that the ordinance was an attempt by the Centre to “control” the Delhi government and “destroy” the city’s democracy. He said that the AAP would not allow the Centre to “take away” the people’s rights.
Kejriwal also accused the Centre of “misusing” its power to “harass” the AAP government. He said that the Centre had been using the CBI and other central agencies to “target” the AAP government and its leaders.
The AAP chief also said that the Centre was trying to “spread” communal hatred in the country. He said that the AAP would not allow the Centre to “divide” the country.
The AAP’s maha rally is seen as a major show of strength by the party. It is also seen as a sign of the party’s growing popularity in the national capital. The rally is likely to boost the morale of the AAP workers and leaders ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The AAP’s protest against the Centre’s ordinance is likely to intensify in the coming days. The party has already announced a series of protests across the national capital. The AAP is also likely to move the court against the ordinance.
The Centre has defended the ordinance, saying that it is necessary to “curb corruption” in the Delhi government. The Centre has also said that the ordinance does not affect the powers of the Delhi government.
The AAP’s maha rally and the Centre’s ordinance are likely to set the tone for the upcoming political battle in the national capital. The battle is likely to be fought on the issues of corruption, democracy, and communalism.