AAP comes out in support of Lamba, condemns Sharma’s comment
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday came forward to defend its MLA Alka Lamba, who found herself in a controversy after a CCTV footage showed her vandalising a sweet shop in Kashmere Gate. Incidentally, AAP has claimed that a man in the shop hurled a stone at her. The party also condemned BJP MLA O P Sharma’s comments against Alka Lamba.
“What is further shocking is the action of Delhi Police to register an FIR against Alka, who received a head injury on Sunday morning when she was on an anti-drug drive. The language used by the BJP MLA clearly shows that he has no respect either for women or for the rule of law. It is beyond any reasonable understanding that the Delhi Police chief, who chooses to remain silent when any AAP leader or volunteer is attacked, came forward to give a surprising statement, virtually blaming Alka for the incident,” said AAP spokesperson Dilip Pandey.
“This video is after the attack took place. I had just entered the shop with one of the AAP volunteers post the attack and demanded that the attacker be brought out, we haven’t <g data-gr-id="18">vandalised</g> the shop,” said Lamba.
AAP leader Ashutosh said that the suspect was caught from a shop which was owned by O P Sharma. “Alka Lamba was calling out to the police who were standing there and didn’t help. So the reaction was natural,” he said regarding the CCTV footage.
Lamba files complaint against BJP MLA OP Sharma to DCW
AAP leader Alka Lamba on Monday filed a complaint against BJP MLA OP Sharma to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati <g data-gr-id="39">Maliwal</g>, alleging that the latter used foul language against her. “I have given a written complaint to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati <g data-gr-id="40">Maliwal</g> that how O P Sharma today came and used foul language for me. In that complaint, I have asked for action to be taken against him as he had already warned me in a press conference that I would go back on stretcher if I returned on the anti-drug campaign,” Lamba said. “I have asked <g data-gr-id="41">Swatiji</g> to see that whatever happened yesterday should not happen in the future so that we can continue with this campaign,” she added. Sharma allegedly said on Monday that “a woman who roams around from 1 am to 4 am would definitely be influenced by drugs”. Lamba had undertaken an anti-drug drive at the Kashmere Gate area early on Sunday morning.