AAP blamed for 'promoting' ink attack culture

AAP blamed for 'promoting' ink attack culture

Within hours of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia blaming the Congress and the BJP for an ink attack on him on Monday, the two parties blamed the ruling AAP for promoting the culture of violent attacks.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken condemned the incident by saying that “these types of acts are not good for the healthy democracy”. “The AAP is the creator of episodes like ink attack as such episodes are taking place after the AAP came into existence,” he said.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said: “We believe that in democracy there is no place for such acts of protest like ink or shoe throwing and slapping leaders but unfortunately it is the Kejriwal Party which gave political approval to such acts when it made Jarnail Singh MLA and now it is facing the same.”

“It is important to note that in every such incident faced by Aam Aadmi Party leaders, the culprit is an old associate of theirs,” he said, claiming that the assailant in this case was earlier linked to the AAP.

A man identified as Brijesh Shukla, 41, posed as a TV reporter to come close to Sisodia with a mike and an ink bottle before throwing ink on the minister for staying away from the city during chikungunya crisis.

He was arrested for assault to deter public servant from discharging his duty and criminal intimidation. Maken said the AAP should understand that they have been exposed before the people.

“Everybody knows that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other ministers are in search of lame excuses for not doing development work in the city,” said Maken.

The Delhi BJPsaid it condemned the incident of ink and requested police that the incident should be thoroughly investigated.
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