More regional parties have expressed their support to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s protest against the Lieutenant Governor with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) being the latest.
JMM’S working president and former chief minister Hemant Soren, in a tweet, said: “I salute to the fight by Delhi for its rights. The AAP government in Delhi is forced to come on the street for its rights, which kind of democracy is it? Jharkhand is with the people of Delhi and with Kejriwal.”
Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu expressed solidarity with the “elected” Delhi government.
“The trend of using the Governor’s office for political benefits of the ruling party at the Centre goes against the spirit of the Constitution,” he said in a statement.
Kejriwal’s protest has already been backed by West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Bihar’s Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav, along with former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, and actors-turned-politicians Kamal Hassan and Shatrughan Sinha.