Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari defends act on sealing; denies contempt of court

Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi | Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday defending his act of breaking the lock of the building sealed by the civic body claimed that he did nothing that amounts to contempt of court.

Appearing before the court on the charges of contempt of court, Tiwari said, “Judges sit in this cosy area where nobody comes to question them. People question me, I am responsible.” He further stated that he “did nothing that amounts to contempt of court.”

Countering Tiwari’s claim, the Supreme Court-monitored committee said, “The owner of the house didn’t complain and paid the fine but Mr. Tiwari broke the lock and protested to grab media attention.” Earlier the Top court criticised the BJP MP for violating the Apex courts directions on the sealing of illegal structures in the national capital. The Court further said that the elected Member of Parliament doesn’t the liberty to take the law in his hands.

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