Black-ink vandals rip off Minister Satyendar Jain's nameplate

Black-ink vandals rip off Minister Satyendar Jain's nameplate

Amid high drama, activists of the Aam Aadmi Sena on Wednesday vented their anger over the growing Chikungunya cases and deaths in the city by vandalising the nameplate and other signboards outside Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s home in north Delhi.

Led by Bhavna Arora, the woman who threw black ink at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in January, the activists ripped apart a steel nameplate from the main gate of Jain’s official residence in Civil Lines and sprayed black paint on walls and boards. No police case was registered till late Thursday evening.

“The Chief Minister and his ministers are busy travelling and people are dying in Delhi,” said Arora, She was particularly agitated about the high concentration of dengue and chikungunya cases in Janakpuri neighbourhood in west Delhi.

“We will not let the AAP government rest in peace if people continue to die,” thundered Arora. If the AAP government has to blame the Centre and the LG for all its failures then the Chief Minister should resign, said Arora, who is incharge of a woman’s wing of the AAS in Punjab.

The AAS is a breakaway faction of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party which claims that it believes in use of direct action in protests.  Members of the AAS severed ties with the AAP after alleging that Team Kejriwal  was tolerating corruption.

Armed with spray paint cans and carrying posters, the activists of the AAS blackened the official signage outside the minister’s house. oon. The enraged activists also painted “Bhagora Sarkar” (Absentee Government) on the wall of Jain’s house.

Arora pasted posters on the walls and gate of Jain’s house. The posters carried a picture of Kejriwal and bore slogans which mentioned Kejriwal and his team’s recent visits to
Europe, Punjab, Goa and Gujarat.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma said no police action was taken over the alleged vandalism as there was no formal complaint over the incident.

Arora caused a major security scare in January 2016 when she threw ink at Kejriwal at a public function. The group later claimed that the action was warranted by the AAP government’s failure to act on act on alleged corruption in the “CNG Scam”.

At the time of the ink attack, Kejriwal was addressing a 'thanksgiving' rally at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi after the odd-even curbs on cars. She was arrested and later granted bail.

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