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Business News/ News / India/  AAP has become ‘anti-women anarchist party’: BJP asks if Bibhav Kumar 'assaulted' Swati Maliwal at Kejriwal's behest
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AAP has become ‘anti-women anarchist party’: BJP asks if Bibhav Kumar 'assaulted' Swati Maliwal at Kejriwal's behest

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday targeted Arvind Kejriwal over the assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal by his PA, and asked if he acted at the behest of Delhi Chief Minister.

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal. (HT Archive) (HT_PRINT)Premium
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal. (HT Archive) (HT_PRINT)

Amid ongoing row over the alleged assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asked on Wednesday if Bibhav Kumar acted at the behest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and questioned the silence of India alliance over the issue.

Bibhav Kumar, the PA of Delhi Chief Minister, is accused of misbehaving with former DCW chief Maliwal, at the residence of Kejriwal.

Also Read: AAP MP Swati Maliwal alleges assault by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's PA

Speaking to media, BJP leader Shazia Ilmi asked what action has been taken against Bibhav Kumar and if he beat-up Swati Maliwal at the behest of Kejriwal.

"Is that the reason for which Arvind Kejriwal is trying to not take action against Bibhav Kumar?," Ilmi asked.

Also Read: Swati Maliwal 'assaulted' inside Arvind Kejriwal's house: 2 PCR calls made, no complaint – What we know so far

Stating that Arvind Kejriwal should tell the people of the country the truth behind the incident which happened at the CM house on May 13, the BJP leader questioned, "Is Swati Maliwal safe? Is she being threatened into silence? Why has no FIR been registered so far? Should Arvind Kejriwal not be held responsible for it?."

She also questioned if Maliwal is being pressured to compromise.

Meanwhile, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala said that 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.

Also Read: Arvind Kejriwal to take strict action after Bibhav Kumar 'misbehaved' with Swati Maliwal: Sanjay Singh

"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 not taking any action... Today AAP has become ‘Anti-Women Anarchist Party’," Poonawala told ANI.

Earlier in the day, demanding a probe into the matter, BJP leaders and workers protested near Kejriwal's residence in the national capital.

Also Read: 'Shameful, Arvind Kejriwal needs to answer': BJP slams AAP after Swati Maliwal alleges assault by Delhi CM's aide

AAP leader Sanjay Singh has admitted the incident. Why is not Kejriwal lodging a police complaint against the person who is involved in it, asked Delhi BJP chief Virendra Sachdeva.

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Published: 15 May 2024, 02:51 PM IST
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