All is not well in AAP again. The Delhi Chief Secretary, Anshu Prakash, has alleged that he was assaulted by two ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on February 19.
The Delhi Chief Secretary met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and registered a complaint against the MLAs, Ajay Dutt and Prakash Jharwal on February 20.
The Chief Minister’s office has denied the accusation in a statement that says, “Delhi CM office strongly denies allegations by the Chief Secretary. There was no incident of assault or attempted assault by any AAP MLAs.”
“There was a heated exchange at the meeting last night. During the argument, two-three AAP MLAs manhandled him… the CS’s spectacles also got broken,” alleged a senior IAS official, on the account of anonymity.
Present at the time of incident, an AAP leader said, “About 2.5 lakh families were deprived of rations last month due to faulty implementation of Aadhaar. MLAs were under tremendous pressure from public. There was a meeting of MLAs at the CM’s residence. The Chief Secretary refused to answer questions saying that he was answerable only to the LG and not to MLAs and CM. He even used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions. Moreover, it is false information that the meeting and the argument was about TV ads. The entire discussion was on how large number of families were not getting ration.”
Condemning the attack against Anshu Prakash, the IAS Association of Delhi said, “The Associations strongly feel that above incident amounts to functional crisis and breakdown of governance and earnestly implore the Hon’ble Lt. Governor and the Government of India to take expeditious action against the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident.”