According to the AAP MLA, the perpetrators mentioned the assault ‘ought to function a warning’ to Kejriwal and AAP MLAs for supporting the farmers’ protest
File picture of AAP MLA Raghav Chadha. PTI
New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board (DJB) vice chairman and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha on Thursday claimed that BJP employees vandalised his workplace and attacked workers members on the board’s headquarters at Jhandewalan.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied the allegations saying the assault was orchestrated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
According to Chadha, the vandals mentioned that the assault ought to function a warning to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MLAs for supporting the continuing farmers’ protest.
“The vandals told us that Kejriwal is coming out in support of farmers that is why we are warning him with this attack and if the party does not stop supporting the farmers movement then they will target every AAP MLA,” Chadha claimed.
Kejriwal known as the assault “shameful” and mentioned the AAP wouldn’t be cowed down by such a cowardly act.
“It is so shameful. The BJP should understand that the Aam Aadmi Party and my government are fully with the farmers till our last breath. We are not afraid of such cowardice attacks. I appeal to all the party workers not to be provoked by such attacks of BJP and express restraint and continue their support to the farmers,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Some of the workers members have suffered accidents, Chadha claimed.
“Around 250 people barged into my office and broke the glasses, doors and pots. They threatened my staff and attacked them,” Chadha claimed.
He additional claimed that the assault came about with the assist of Delhi Police. “Otherwise how could the goons attack such a high security area.
“It is a pre-meditated assault by the BJP with the assistance of Delhi police and it is intention is evident to threaten Arvind Kejriwal and all of us that we should always not assist farmers,” Chadha told reporters.
The BJP workers had come to the DJB headquarters to protest and the police allowed them to enter the premises, he claimed.
Chadha also tweeted a video clip purportedly showing broken doors, glass, pots, furniture and blood stains on the floor.
Meanwhile, Delhi BJP spokesperson Virendra Babar alleged that the AAP had itself orchestrated the attack and was now blaming the saffron party. The Delhi Police has detained party unit chief Adesh Gupta and many workers, but we are not afraid of these tactics, he said.
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