Sanjay Singh meets Maliwal amid controversy over ‘attack’ incident

New Delhi, May 15: AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Wednesday met party colleague Swati Maliwal to dispute her allegation that she was attacked by her colleague Vibhav Kumar at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, while the BJP Has intensified his attack on you. The supremo asked him to give an explanation and demanded action against the culprits.

Aam Aadmi Party leaders declined to divulge details about Singh’s meeting with the former DCW chief and could not be contacted.

The meeting held at Maliwal’s residence is being seen as an attempt to pacify the woman leader who has been with the party since the beginning.

On Tuesday, Singh had said in a press conference that Kejriwal’s personal assistant Vibhav Kumar had ‘misbehaved’ with Maliwal at the CM residence and Kejriwal would take strict action in the matter. This statement has come when Maliwal had called the police from the CM residence a day earlier and had also gone to the Civil Lines police station.

However, Maliwal has not yet filed a police complaint in this matter. A team of Delhi Police officials visited his house on Tuesday but refused to divulge details.

Addressing a press conference, BJP national spokesperson Shazia Ilmi, who was previously in AAP, also expressed concern over Maliwal’s safety and wondered whether he was being intimidated into making “some kind of compromise”. And pressure is being put on them.

He also hit out at the opposition Bharat faction, questioning the “silence” of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party president Mallikarjun Karage as well as TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on the issue.

Earlier in the day, BJP leaders and workers, including Mahila Morcha workers, protested near Kejriwal’s residence.
Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva also questioned Kejriwal’s “silence” on the alleged incident and demanded action against the culprits.

“This is a matter of honor and respect of the woman who has been the head of Delhi Commission for Women. We are here to support her. AAP leader Sanjay Singh has accepted the incident. Why hasn’t Kejriwal filed a police complaint against this? The person involved in this is getting it done,” Sachdeva asked.

He said the police can start investigation after Singh confirms the incident.

He also urged Maliwal, who has maintained complete silence on this incident till now, to come forward to give her statement to the police.

Meanwhile, BSP candidate from New Delhi seat and former Delhi minister Raj Kumar Anand said that if AAP failed to take action within 24 hours, his party would launch a protest at the CM residence.

Anand accused the Aam Aadmi Party of being “anti-Dalit” and “anti-women” and also claimed that “an influential person was behind Maliwal’s change of mind” and that is why he still filed a complaint against the accused. Didn’t get it done. Visited the police station on Monday.

BJP leader Shazia Ilmi said that Kejriwal should clarify his position in this matter.

“It is clear that he was beaten up at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal… I know all the characters (of the Aam Aadmi Party) very well. It is impossible that Kejriwal’s right-hand man would do this without orders.” So by Kejriwal.”

He said, “This is really very serious. Arvind Kejriwal should come clean on this, if he cannot ask Bibhav to resign then he should tender his resignation.”

All India Mahila Congress president Alka Lamba, who left AAP in 2019 claiming the party did not “insult” her and returned to the Congress, supported Maliwal, saying she was a strong woman.