‘Swati Maliwal is part of BJP conspiracy’: AAP’s big claim on ‘assault’ row

“Maliwal alleges she was assaulted; but video shows a different story,” says Atishi

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal leaves Tis Hazari Court after she recorded her statement | PTI AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal leaves Tis Hazari Court after she recorded her statement | PTI

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday launched a scathing attack on its MP Swati Maliwal, saying she is part of a BJP conspiracy to discredit the party and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal amid the ongoing general elections.

Maliwal had alleged that she was assaulted by Kejriwal’s personal secretary Bibhav Kumar at the chief minister’s official residence.

"Today a video has surfaced that has exposed the lie of Maliwal. In her FIR, she has said she was brutally assaulted and she was in pain, and buttons of her shirt were torn. A video that has surfaced shows an entirely different reality," senior AAP leader Atishi said at a press conference.

AAP’s remarks in the case came a day after Delhi Police filed an FIR against Kumar, in which the cops quoted the MP as saying that she was "kicked and slapped seven to eight times" by the accused.

Maliwal has also claimed that Kumar hit her with "full force again and again" but no one came to her rescue. She also alleged that despite telling Kumar that she was menstruating and in pain, he did not budge. 

Atishi, a minister at the Delhi cabinet, however, alleged that Maliwal had reached the CM's residence without an appointment and that her intention was to level allegations against Kejriwal. 

"The video shows her threatening Kumar. The charges levelled by Maliwal are baseless. Maliwal insisted on meeting Kejriwal. She is Rajya Sabha MP and she should know that the CM has a busy schedule. Kumar told her that the chief minister is busy and unable to meet her. She shouted at him, pushed him and tried to enter the residential portion of the CM House," she claimed.

The AAP leader further informed that Kumar has already filed a police complaint against Maliwal.

“The incident proves it was a BJP conspiracy; Maliwal was made its face to frame Kejrwail,” she told the media.

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