Meeting on sealing turns stormy

A meeting called by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of sealing turned stormy on Tuesday.

Delhi city BJP unit chief Manoj Tiwari and other party leaders walked out claiming that AAP leaders and "anti-social elements" misbehaved with them.

Kejriwal had convened a meeting with a BJP delegation, including Tiwari and mayors of BJP-ruled North and East Municipal Corporations Preety Agarwal and Neema Bhagat respectively among others at his residence.

The sealing drive is carried out by municipal corporations against properties that violate rules.

The BJP delegation claimed that they were "attacked" at the chief minister's residence and accused the AAP government of acting as "urban naxalites".

They claimed that Kejriwal "provoked" AAP members to catch BJP leaders who were walking out of the meeting.

Kejriwal said these were "baseless allegations" and "if any MLA has misbehaved with them, I will throw him out of AAP."

"We were around 20 people while Kejriwal was sitting there with around 150 men including AAP MLAs. There were also anti-social elements and bouncers who attacked me, our women mayors, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta and other members of the delegation," Tiwari told reporters.

Delhi Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta claimed that he was assaulted by some AAP MLAs and others at the chief minister's residence.

Delhi BJP general secretary Ravinder Gupta also filed a police complaint against AAP MLAs Jarnail Singh, Akhilesh Tripathi, Rajesh Rishi and Jitender Tomar, accusing them of attacking his party leaders.

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