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Maliwal 'Assault': BJP's Poonawala Claims 'Kejriwal Protecting Aide Bibhav Kumar'

Amid the untamed political showdown with the ruling AAP over the alleged assault on Rajya Sabha MP and former DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala claimed on Thursday that CM Arvind Kejriwal was shielding his aise and accused in the case Bibhav Kumar. Kejriwal's aide assaulted the former chairperson of the DCW […]

Amid the untamed political showdown with the ruling AAP over the alleged assault on Rajya Sabha MP and former DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala claimed on Thursday that CM Arvind Kejriwal was shielding his aise and accused in the case Bibhav Kumar.

Kejriwal's aide assaulted the former chairperson of the DCW at the former's residence.

The AAP finally acknowledged the incident after first choosing to remain silent. Senior party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh stated that the chief minister had given the situation the proper attention and that severe action would ensue.

However, sharing an image of AAP leaders at the Lucknow airport in which party leader Kejriwal, along with Sanjay Singh and Bibhav Kumar are seen, Poonawala posted from his official X handle on Thursday, “72 hours No FIR on Bibhav Kumar instead Kejriwal is protecting him! Roaming around with him..”

“It is clear: attack on Swati Maliwal was done at (the) behest of Kejriwal himself Sheesh Mahal is Apradh Mahal & just like Draupadi cheerharan-a woman Rajya Sabha MP was subjected to violence, assault,” Poonawala added.

Kapil Mishra, vice president of the BJP's Delhi unit, posted photo of Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh, and Bibhav Kumar together at the Lucknow airport who noted that the Rajya Sabha MP had already denounced the incident.

“This is the photo of Lucknow airport last night The one in the black shirt is Vibhav who hit Swati Maliwal Along with Sanjay Singh who said that Bibhav did a very wrong thing, Kejriwal is angry The third one is Kejriwal himself who is accused of getting Swati beaten up,” Mishra posted on X.

Condemning the alleged assault on the fellow Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said that Kejriwal had taken cognisance of the matter and directed strict action.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Singh said, “Yesterday, an incident took place. At the residence of Arvind Kejriwal, an incident of misbehaviour took place with Swati Maliwal by Bibhav Kumar (Arvind Kejriwal's PA). Swati Maliwal reported this incident to Delhi Police. This is a condemnable incident. Arvind Kejriwal has taken cognizance of the incident and has directed strict action. We are with Swati Maliwal.”

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