Four students of Delhi University’s Satyawati college were detained when they allegedly tried to stop Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s car to submit a memorandum when he was leaving the institute after attending a fest. However, college authorities said the students wanted to click selfies with Kejriwal and hence were stopped by security personnel.
Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were at the college as chief guests of its annual National Cadet Corps (NCC) fest in which cadets from various DU colleges participate in a series of activities. The students identified as Dhanpal, Raj Singh, Raj Aryan and Utkarsh Bhardwaj, all activists of left-backed All India Students Association (AISA), alleged that they wanted to submit a four-point memorandum to the Chief Minister.
“We wanted to submit a memorandum of our demands including AC bus and metro concession passes for students, university special and women special buses and better facilities for differently abled students. We peacefully wanted to approach him but were stopped by police officials who detained us later,” Dhanpal claimed. Police officials said the four students were detained and released an hour later. Bharat Singh, NCC officer of the college who was incharge of the event said, “the allegations raised by students are baseless. The students wanted to get selfies clicked with the Chief Minister and hence were stopped by the security”.