New Delhi, Nov 22: Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been detained by police when he led a protest march against the demonetization of high-value currency.
Sisodia and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders were detained and taken to the Parliament Street police station in the heart of the city.
“Sisodia has been detained along with some AAP leaders and supporters,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal told.
Sisodia led a protest march of AAP volunteers, MLAs and senior party members against the Centres move to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
The march was to stop in a gherao of the Parliament but the protesters were stopped at the Parliament Street Police station, from where Sisodia and others were detained.
“PM Narendra Modi said that terrorist funding will end but today’s paper said terrorists have been caught with Rs 2000 notes. There is a PM who keeps changing clothes and there is the ‘aam aadmi’ who has been made to stand in line to change notes” Sisodia said.
The AAP has come out strongly against demonetisation, saying the currency spike was a scam aimed at bailing out corporate houses that had borrowed heavily from banks.