New Delhi, 21st July. Demanding Justice to Soni Mishra a political and social worker active in Narela area of Delhi who was forced by the leaders of the ruling party of Delhi to commit suicide, a Candle March was organised from Jantar Mantar to Connaught Place’s Central Park today. Husband of Smt. Soni, Shri Ashok Mishra also participated in the Candle March.
Besides the citizens of Delhi, representatives of traders and citizens organisations, a large number of BJP leaders and workers under the leadership of BJP Delhi Pradesh President of Shri Satish Upadhyay participated in the March. BJP National Vice President Shri Shyam Jaju, National Secretaries MP Shri Maheish Girri, and Sardar R.P. Singh, MPs Shri Ramesh Bidhuri, Shri Pravesh Verma, Dr. Udit Raj, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Karnataka MP Ms. Shobha Karandlaje, MLA Shri Vijender Gupta addressed the people present on this occasion.
MLAs Shri Om Prakash Sharma & Shri Jagdish Pradhan, Pradesh Office Bearers Shri Sidharthan, Shri Tilakraj Kataria, Smt Rajani Abbi, Smt. Shikha Rai, Smt. Vishakha Shailani, Shri Jai Prakash, Shri Kuljeet Singh Chahal, Shri Abhay Verma, Smt. Kiran Chaddha, Shri Ashish Sood, Smt. Rekha Gupta Shri Shyam Lal Garg, Smt. Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Nakul Bhardwaj, Atif Rasheed, Praveen Shankar Kapoor, Anand Sahu, Dinesh Pratap Singh, Vinod Tyagi, former MLA Shri Neel Daman Khatri, Shri Suman Kumar Gupta of Badi Vaishya Panchayat, Shri Vinod Sehrawat of Bawana Vikas Parishad, Prof. Rajpal from Arya Samaj Narela, Shri R.P. Dahiya from Narela Varishth Nagrik Sabha, Shri Hemraj Bansal from Narela Traders Association, former MLAs, Councillors, District Presidents and thousands of citizens participated in the March.
MPs Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Shri Maheish Girri and other MPs of Delhi raised the issue of suicide of Smt. Soni in the Parliament today and demanded that case should be filed for instigating suicide against the Chief Minister of Delhi and other persons involved in the case.
On this occasion National Vice President Shri Shyam Jaju said that the people of Delhi very well know the political anarchy of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal but after witnessing his present insensitivity towards the human relations today people of Delhi especially the women are very much agitated. He said that under Arvind Kejriwal’s Government who came to power with the help of making the security of women a prominent issue, the women are most neglected and harassed.
Addressing the people assembled for the Candle March Shri Satish Upadhyay said that today the people of Delhi are shocked by the working style of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Every person raises only one question that how a Chief Minister could be so much insensitive towards the woman worker of his own party who came to complain about her exploitation that he asked her to compromise with the persons exploiting her. He said that this is condemnable not only from human point of view but also a crime in the eyes of law. As Chief Minister it was the responsibility of Arvind Kejriwal to handover the case related to the woman worker Smt. Soni to the police but failing to do so he neglected his constitutional responsibility and hence he is liable for action under criminal law.
Shri Upadhyay strongly condemned the AAP leaders who were telling today that Ramesh Bhardwaj who forced Smt. Soni to commit suicide is not member of their party. He said that the leaders who are saying after the death of Mrs. Soni today that Ramesh Bhardwaj is not the worker of AAP, why they remained silent in June, 2016 when the police lodged FIR against Ramesh Bhardwaj and he had to secure bail for it. He demanded that Chief Minister Kejriwal should either expel the leaders of his party who are accused of harassing women or he should admit that there is no place for women in his party.
Sardar R.P. Singh said that today the people of Delhi want to ask a simple question to the Chief Minister that if a member of his family faced such circumstances then would he have advised her to compromise with the criminals.
Leader of the Opposition Shri Vijender Gupta said that the case of the murder of Smt. Soni has exposed the reality of Aam Aadmi Party and today this party has become a party of persons who have no respect for women. He said that the Aam Aadmi Party had levelled serious charges against the BJP MLA in case connected with their woman MLA but their conduct in a case of ordinary woman worker shows what the party thinks about the women.