Attack on CM: AAP, BJP trade charges, police deny role
NEW DELHI: War of words between AAP and BJP continued over the alleged attack on the Chief Minister. However, the police denied any such attack and claimed that they have made safe passage to the CM.
A group of about 100 men tried to stop Chief Minister Kejriwal's car and attacked it with sticks at Narela in outer Delhi where he had gone to inaugurate development works in 25 unauthorised colonies, said a government statement.
A day after AAP alleged that the attackers were from BJP, Delhi Leader of opposition Vijender Gupta alleged that the AAP played victim cards.
"CM Kejriwal has made a habit of playing the victim whenever it becomes too difficult to answer for his failure in governing the capital. In fact, he has been indulging in such behaviour to garner cheap publicity to fan his political relevance, which seems to be declining with each passing day," said Gupta.
Responding to the allegation, an AAP leader said, "The BJP flags were present there and the attack was recorded. BJP should criticise such attacks."
However, the Delhi police denied any such attacks happened. The police officials explained that when CM's card was going some people gathered and protested but the police took care of the matter and made a safe passage for the CM.
Till Saturday, there was no complaint on the matter which was registered with the police.