New Delhi, Aug 6: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called upon the people to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence by holding the tricolor and singing the National Anthem at 5 pm on August 14. This has not gone down well with the Bharatiya Janata Party, with Amit Malviya calling Arvind Kejriwal “sinister and evil.”
During an online briefing on Friday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, 'Har Ghar Tiranga, Har Haath Tiranga' and other events are being held to celebrate the occasion. Today, I want to appeal to the people of the country that they sing the National Anthem at 5 pm (on August 14).”
In response, BJP leader Amit Malviya hit out at the Delhi CM and accused him of “playing to a constituency.” “14th August? Arvind Kejriwal is sinister and evil. He is playing to a constituency, knowing fully well that India got its independence on 15th August. But we understand why those who supported ‘Jinnah Wali Azadi’ in Shaheen Bagh would want to celebrate it on 14th August,” Amit Malviya tweeted. Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police has tightened security measures across the capital, intensifying patrolling and conducting anti-sabotage checks. The police will install over 1,000 CCTV cameras in and around the historic Red Fort to monitor Independence Day celebrations in the national capital.
A senior police officer said the cameras will be installed by the north, central, and New Delhi districts of the city police and its security unit. They will also help monitor the VVIP route to the monument.