New Delhi: In stinging comments, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday accused the Congress of working hand in glove with the Uttar Pradesh police, a day after the party’s leader Kumar Vishwas claimed that he and his party workers were attacked allegedly by a group of Congress activists during a “Jhadu Chalao Yatra” in Amethi.
The AAP leader has now claimed to have a video showing the UP Police refusing to register FIR against the Congress workers who allegedly “attacked” AAP’s Yatra. Notably, Vishwas is the AAP candidate from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency currently represented by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Meanwhile, AAP member Ashutosh today questioned the UP Police’s refusal to file the FIR and called Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav “bhai-bhai”.
On Friday, Vishwas said in a tweet that “Congress goons attacked our yatra… Threatened to kill us.” Congress leader “Munna Singh led the attack on us”, he added.
When contacted, Singh said there was an altercation between activists of Congress and AAP, but denied attacking them.
According to sources, the problem started after Congress activists objected to AAP workers’ slogan, “Abhi to Sheila (former Delhi CM) haari hai, Ab Rahul ki baari hai (Sheila has been defeated, now it’s Rahul’s turn)”, during the ‘jhadu yatra’. This led to a verbal duel between the activists of Congress and AAP, reports PTI.
AAP leader Vishwas said they had filed a complaint against Singh with the police.
Amethi Superintendent of Police Hiralal, however, claimed that no such incident had taken place.