New Delhi, Oct 10: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday took a dig at Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu over his fast at Andhra Bhavan here, to protest the proposed bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh, and said Delhi Police could help in his eviction if there was a court order.
Replying to queries on Andhra Pradesh government seeking his ministry’s assistance in getting the Andhra Bhavan premises vacated, Shinde said an order should be obtained from civil court for trespass.
“They should bring an order from civil court. We can help,” Shinde said.
“It is a strange kind of agitation. (Seen it for) the first time,” he added.
Sources said Andhra Pradesh resident commissioner Shashank Goel asked Naidu to leave Andhra Bhavan as he had not obtained permission to conduct fast on the premises.
However, the unmoved TDP chief remained steadfast in his fast at the Andhra Bhavan for the fourth day Thursday.
Goel also requested the home ministry to direct Delhi Police to help remove the TDP chief and his associates from the premises.
Delhi Police are directly under the home ministry’s control.