Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made short work of police objections to confirm that a special Assembly session would be held at the Ramlila Maidan in February to pass his party’s signature Jan Lokpal Bill.
Delhi police, who fear such an open sitting would spawn traffic chaos and law-and-order problems, were left baffled and helpless by the chief minister’s announcement at a Republic Day-eve event.
“We had written to him a fortnight ago requesting the Assembly session not be held there. But if he goes ahead, we can’t do anything,” a senior officer said.
Kejriwal did not reveal the dates or duration of the special session, to be held on a dais before a crowd of thousands on a ground about 4km from the seat of the Union government and Parliament.