In a huge embarrasment for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, police have booked four Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly assaultig BJP leader Vijender Gupta, two city mayors and others at CM’s residence on January 30
The police registered the case after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravinder Gupta filed a complaint at the the Civil Lines Police Station. Delhi Police confiremd that the FIR was filed against AAP MLAs Jarnail Singh, Akhilesh Tripathi, Jitender Tomar and Sanjeev Jha.
The leader of opposition had alleged that AAP leaders and workers “misbehaved” with members of a BJP delegation at Kejriwal’s residence. They had gone there to discuss about the relief to traders hit by a sealing drive against illegal commercial establishments on January 30.
In the complaint it has been alleged that that woman mayors of the BJP-ruled north and east civic bodies, Preety Agarwal and Neema Bhagat, respectively, along with Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Gupta and his personal assistant were “attacked” by the AAP MLAs, who were accompanied by bouncers.
A meeting between BJP’s Delhi leaders with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the sealing of businesses in residential premises in the capital ended in chaos on Tuesday, with the two bitter rivals blaming each other.
Kejriwal accused a BJP delegation led by Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari of walking out of the discussion instead of trying to come up with suggestions that could be presented to the Lt. Governor.
“All our MLAs and Councillors had gathered for the meeting with the BJP delegation. But they refused to have a discussion in front of everyone,” Kejriwal had told the media.
“There is nothing confidential about it. It is nobody’s personal issue. It is a public matter. I begged them to sit down, discuss and together find a solution to the sealing drive. They just walked out,” he said.
“It was a very good opportunity… Both political parties could have discussed the matter and then approached the Lt. Governor to propose a solution,” he added.
The sealing of shops and businesses — even doctors’ clinics — located in residential premises is being carried out by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee. It is being implemented by the BJP-led municipal corporations.
The BJP accused the AAP of sabotaging the meeting.
“The AAP had over 150 supporters at the meeting. We wanted a meeting in a closed room. They misbehaved with our women Mayors and our MLA Vijender Gupta and disrupted the meeting. This is is highly condemnable,” Tiwari told reporters.