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

The Bharatiya Janata Party slammed the Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal alleged assault by the CM's aide.

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First Published13 May 2024
The AAP's Rajya Sabha MP and former Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal. (HT Archive)
The AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP and former Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal. (HT Archive)(HT_PRINT)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after the AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal alleged assault by the CM's aide.

Speaking to ANI,  BJP leader Bansuri Swaraj said her party strongly condemns the incident if it is true that after getting instigated by Arvind Kejriwal, his Officer on Special Duty (OSD) has beaten up and misbehaved with one of their party MPs, Swati Maliwal, in the presence of the Delhi CM.

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

"It is shameful, and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal needs to answer that if their party MP is not safe in his presence, then how will he protect the women of Delhi," said Swaraj, the BJP Lok Sabha candidate from New Delhi constituency.

Reacting to the alleged incident, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said not everything is fine in the AAP and 'Nari Shakti' is not safe in the party.

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

"A few other people from the family seem to be joining politics in the time to come, so will this tension keep escalating when Arvind Kejriwal goes back to jail on 2nd June...It is clear that not everything is fine in AAP," Thakur said.

According to reports, Maliwal on Monday went to the Civil Lines police station and alleged that a member of Kejriwal's personal staff misbehaved with her. She also made PCR calls after the alleged verbal spat. However, no formal complaint has been lodged so far.

Also Read: Delhi LG removes 223 DCW employees over alleged irregularities, ex-chief Swati Maliwal reacts

Former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely also slammed the AAP and asked how they can guarantee the safety of the nation.

"Those who are giving assurances of safety should first ensure security within their own government accommodations. If their official residences are not secure, how can they guarantee the safety of the nation," Lovely told IANS.

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