Woman’s bid to blacken the face of Kejriwal starts AAP -BJP blame game
A war of words ensued between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after a woman, in a bid to heckle Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, tried to throw ink at him during the thanks giving service in Chhatrashal stadium.
The event was organised following the ‘successful’ completion of the first round of Delhi government’s odd-even system.
Bhavna Arora promised herself to be a part of the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Sena and accused Kejriwal to be involved in what she termed as a ‘CNG scam’.
The Aam Aadmi Sena is a splinter group formed by former AAP members who left party due to the ‘dictatorial ways’ of Kejriwal.
From where Kejriwal was delivering his address, the girl approached the stage. She flung a CD some papers and then threw ink at Kejriwal. It fell short of him.
“I ‘ve evidence of him (Kejriwal) being involved in CNG scam,” she said while attempting to talk to the media, as police whisked her away. Kejriwal appealed to “let the woman go”.
He also requested volunteers to accept the documents brought by the woman. Then he continued his speech and thanked the people of Delhi for making the odd-even scheme a success.
The girl was afterwards taken to the Model Town police station, where she maintained she took the action after her numerous efforts to fulfill Kejriwal failed.
She maintained that the Delhi government was responsible for issuing CNG decals illegally to persons who floated the odd-even scheme. This demonstrated corruption on part of the Delhi authorities, she said.
The incident sparked a fresh round of blame game between Delhi police, Delhi government along with the BJP, with the AAP accusing the Delhi authorities of not providing adequate security to Kejriwal and calling it a security breach and claiming the episode as a ‘BJP conspiracy.’
“This event is risky in a variety of ways. The whole cupboard was sitting there and ink is thrown by a girls. It might have been acid or bomb. How did she manage to reach there? Delhi authorities promises to be on high alert. Where is that alert? There were no security arrangements at the rally,” said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.
In a statement, the BJP hit back at AAP, asserting that it might have been conspired by the AAP itself, in order to get political mileage and public sympathy. Later in the evening, the Delhi police also issued a statement reading, “Certain claims have been levelled against the Delhi cops by some functionaries of AAP and even by Hon’ble Deputy CM of Delhi. All these are unfounded and misconceived. Proper law and order arrangements were made for Chhatrasal stadium function by the Delhi authorities.
“In fact improved authorities deployment was made for law and order maintenance in view of the the big crowd anticipated to attend the gathering,”it said.