The name of the Aam Aadmi Party Chief, Arvind Kejriwal has appeared in the FIR lodged by the Delhi police. The complaint was filed by the Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, in connection with the ruckus created by Aam Aadmi Party workers during the inauguration of Signature Bridge. The officer looking into the matter has said that the case registered on Tiwari’s complaint has sections of criminal intimidation; attempt to commit culpable homicide, voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint.
The Signature Bridge was inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Manoj Tiwari an MP from North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency had accused the Aam Aadmi Party of deliberately keeping him away from the inauguration of Signature Bridge for cheap publicity. Manoj Tiwari in an interview with ANI has said: “In my constituency, I restarted construction of the bridge after it was stalled for many years and now Arvind Kejriwal is organizing an inauguration ceremony.”
Manoj Tiwari alleged that he was heckled, pushed and threatened by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and AAP workers during the event. The Aam Aadmi Party workers later engaged in the scuffle with BJP workers which escalated the matter. Mr Tiwari claimed that Kejriwal was watching when the incident unfolded and did nothing.
Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said, “Three separate cases have been registered in the New Usmanpur Police Station of North East Delhi under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The cases have now been transferred to the Crime Branch for further investigation.” In three FIR’s registered, two are against Aam Aadmi Party workers and one is a counter FIR against BJP workers by AAP.
India’s rapid economic growth over the past three decades is finally starting to deliver long-awaited urban infrastructure. PM Modi has promised flashy new transport links, including a $17 billion bullet train and 53,000 miles of new roads. This bridge was conceived in 2004 but later stalled by Delhi government for a long time. It finally received a much deserved push under the Modi government. In order to take credit for the completion of the bridge, Arvind Kejriwal and his party members sidelined the BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, which led to the scuffle and vitiated what would have been a great day for Delhi.