AAP blames the attack on BJP workers
New Delhi, March 6 (Delhi Crown): Some unidentified persons attacked Delhi’s Water Minister Satyendra Jain’s convoy in South-West Delhi on Sunday where he had gone to lay the foundation stone of an enormous 505-kilometre sewer network in 84 colonies and 27 villages of Najafgarh and Matiala Assembly constituency.
The Delhi unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) blamed the attack on the Delhi BJP’s workers, saying that the latter’s desperation was showing off as the party (Delhi BJP) knows it will be routed in next month’s MCD Polls.
A video released by the AAP sources showed over 25 persons gheraoing Jain’s car, with some of them even riding the car’s bonnet. Holding black-flags, the attackers raised anti-Kejriwal slogans. The minister, however, escaped unhurt.
“The incident happed at Goela Dairy-Najafgarh drain Puliya at around 12:00 noon,” said AAP sources.
From the official twitter handle the AAP tweeted – “BJP goons attack Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain’s convoy. BJP is losing MCD elections, hence they are down to what they know best – VIOLENCE!”
Retweeting the tweet, AAP MLA and chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said – “This is so disgraceful. Delhi BJP is wary and fearing electoral drubbing. Had this happened with the prime minister then there would have been so much drama.”
Meanwhile, as a coincidence the Delhi unit of the BJP had also organised a programme in the same area during the day, in which the wife of MP Parvesh Verma inaugurated several developmental projects being carried out the BJP-led MCD in the recent months. A large number of BJP workers were present on the occasion.
Both the parties – the BJP and the AAP have been hurling serious accusations against each other over the past few months even as the city prepares for MCD elections slated to be held in mid-April.
While the BJP has been ruling all the three MCDs for the past 15 years, the Kejriwal-led AAP government is ruling Delhi for the past 7 years.