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BJP Stages Protest Outside Arvind Kejriwal's Residence; Demands Probe In Swati Maliwal's Alleged Assault Incident

02:36 PM May 15, 2024 IST | 8PM News Desk
bjp stages protest outside arvind kejriwal s residence  demands probe in swati maliwal s alleged assault incident
BJP stages protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence; demands probe in Swati Maliwal's alleged assault incident

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Wednesday staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence over an alleged assault incident against Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal and questioned the "silence" of the Delhi CM.

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Virendraa Sachdeva said that there is a "big conspiracy" behind what transpired in the house.

"The sisters of Delhi have come here to fight for the respect of another sister. Swati Malliwal, former Chairperson of DCW who continuously talked about the security of women, is herself not safe, and that too in the CM's residence. Then you can clearly understand the situation in Delhi. Delhi CM is silent. Why is Kejriwal not lodging a police complaint against the person who is involved in it? There is a big conspiracy behind what transpired in the house. If police conduct an investigation, big revelations will come out," he said.

BJP leader Shaina NC said that an FIR should be registered if an atrocity is committed against Swati Maliwal.

"If an atrocity is done on her, we would naturally want an FIR to be registered. Something seems to be amiss. AAP, which makes tall claims about women empowerment and safety--your own woman MP is not safe in your party," Shaina said.

Meanwhile, BJP Lok Sabha candidate from New Delhi, Bansuri Swaraj, condemned the incident and said that the Delhi CM can't ensure the security of his own party's woman MP.
"I am shocked at why Arvind Kejriwal is silent on this issue. Till now, AAP has only condemned the incident, why has no action been taken by Arvind Kejriwal? If CM Arvind Kejriwal can't ensure the security of his own party's woman MP, then how can he ensure the security of females in Delhi?" Swaraj said.

BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla called the Aam Aadmi Party an "anti-women anarchist party" and questioned the silence of women leaders in the party.

"If such an incident is happening in front of a Chief Minister or on his behalf, then how big a threat AAP's MLAs and workers are for the women in Delhi...The women leaders who speak openly on different subjects have become silent on their subjects. There is definitely some pressure on them. It is clear that Arvind Kejriwal himself is taking any action... Today, AAP has become the 'Anti-Women Anarchist Party'," he said.

BJP Leader RP Singh reacted to AAP Leader Sanjay Singh's statement on Swati Maliwal and said that the party should immediately take action.

"He should have immediately taken action. They should have registered the case from the Chief Minister's house. He (Sanjay Singh) also accepted that a PCR call was made. In the call, Swati Maliwal said, 'Mujhe Arvind Kejriwal ke kehne pr Vibhav ke peeta hai'. Here, Arvind Kejriwal is also responsible and I demand that the police take action. After 31 hours, they wake up that this kind of incident has taken place. To save Arvind Kejriwal, the press conference was held yesterday," Singh said.

BJP leader Shazia Ilmi said that AAP leader Sanjay Singh confirmed that the assault incident of AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal at the Delhi Chief Minister's residence took place.

"We all know Vibhav and his nature. Their job is to provoke people and trouble them. Can he do anything without the permission of Arvind Kejriwal? Who will believe this? Hear the press conference of Sanjay Singh, in which he says, 'Vibhav aai and unhone batameezi ki'. Why will he misbehave? The incident took place in the presence of the Delhi CM. Arvind Kejriwal ji, we need answers. You are accepting that the incident took place but you are busy campaigning. Why has Arvind Kejriwal not filed any cases? Why has he not fired Vibhav? He should have done a press conference. In 2 to 2 minutes, he does a press conference and in this matter, he is quiet," she said.

On Tuesday, Sanjay Singh in a press briefing stated that the Delhi Chief Minister had taken cognizance of Maliwal's assault incident at the Chief Minister's residence and had directed strict action in the incident. "We are with Swati Maliwal," Singh said.

According to the Delhi Police, Swati Maliwal has not yet contacted them to register her complaint. The police said that it would wait for some more time for the complaint and if no complaint is still received from Swati Maliwal, then Delhi Police might contact her.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brought a censure motion at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi House over Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal's allegations of assault by Arvind Kejriwal's personal assistant at the Chief Minister's residence.

This comes just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the National Capital. All seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will vote on May 25. The Aam Admi Party and Congress are jointly fighting the elections

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