MLA was seen running for his life
New Delhi, Nov. 21: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Matiala Assembly constituency Gulab Singh Yadav was heckled, abused and beaten up by AAP workers on Monday evening inside his constituency.
The two-time legislator was seen running for life, even as people ran after him in a street baying for his blood.
Led by AAP’s former candidate (in 2017) Sumit Shokeen and his wife Jyoti Shokeen, the attackers alleged that Yadav had been involved in selling AAP tickets ahead of this year’s MCD polls.
Sumit is a resident of Chhawla village, located on Gurugram-Najafgarh road. Speaking to www.thedelhicrown.com, he said that the party workers were enraged at Yadav for not being fair in ticket distribution for the ongoing MCD polls.
Votes for the MCD elections are to be polled on December 4, and results are scheduled to be announced on December 7.
“I had lent Rs. one crore to Gulab Singh Yadav a few months ago, out of which he is yet to return Rs five lakhs to me. Ahead of this year’s MCD polls he had promised fairness in ticket distribution, but secretly accepted money from the present candidate and ensured him the ticket. AAP workers were enraged at him, and vent out their anger today at the Qutub Vihar office this evening. My wife was the first one to slap him,” added Shokeen.
As soon as Jyoti Shokeen (dressed in a black ladies-suit) slapped Yadav, others present on the occasion attacked him like a mob, even as the MLA ran for his life.
The enraged AAP workers were also seen chasing Yadav in a street outside the party office at Qutub Vihar where the incident occurred.
Sources said that Sumit Shokeen and Gulab Singh Yadav have had a long relationship. In 2017 MCD polls Yadav had ensured that Shokeen got the party ticket. Though Shokeen had lost the 2017 election, both enjoyed close relations.
“Shokeen had also financed Yadav’s elections in the past. Huge amounts of money were often exchanged between the duo in the past few years,” said a resident of Chhawla.