Delhi chief minister says calling off sit-in protest
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday called off his sit-in protest demanding police reforms that has seen him run the city from a pavement for the last two days.
Mr Kejriwal told a crowd that two policemen he wanted suspended for misconduct would be sent on leave, but he failed to secure his main demand that the city’s police force be put under his government’s control.
He said that the lieutenant-governor of Delhi, an appointee of the central government, had appealed to him to end his protest, which turned violent on Tuesday.
“After the lieutenant governor’s appeal, we all have decided to end our protest here today,” Mr Kejriwal told a crowd of cheering supporters after dark on Tuesday.