The BJP Mahila Morcha on Thursday staged a demonstration here at the New Delhi railway station against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal when he was about to leave for Punjab.
The members of the Mahila Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party and other party activists presented Kejriwal ‘bangles and roses’ for, as the demonstrators said, his failure to act against AAP member Ashutosh.
The demonstration was led by Mahila Morcha President Kamaljeet Sehrawat and BJP Media Incharge Praveen Shankar Kapoor at platform No.1 of New Delhi railway station.
"When we went to meet Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia we had said that if Kejriwal does not immediately announce Ashutosh’s expulsion from the Aam Aadmi Party and MLAs, involved in misconduct towards women, from the Vidhan Sabha, we will ghereo him and present bangles. Today, we gheraoed Kejriwal as he was trying to run away to Punjab," Sehrawat told media persons.
Ashutosh had written a blog for a news website defending suspended AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar, whose sex-tape had surfaced late last month.
Ashutosh, in the blog, had termed Kumar’s suspension from party wrong, and had argued that the participants in the video were having consensual sex. He had also compared Kumar with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
The woman in the video later filed an FIR against Kumar.
During the chaos on Thursday at the railway station, Kapoor managed to reach upto Kejriwal despite heavy police cordon and handed bangles and flowers to the Chief Minister and asked him to concentrate on fulfilling promises that he had made to the people of Delhi before indulging in countrywide politics.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia denounced the incident at the railway station as the doing of BJP and Delhi Police.
"Police remained a mute spectator throughout the chaos. Media people were already present there. It’s clear that everything was pre-planned," Sisodia said.
"Are Delhi Police and BJP conspiring to attack Kejriwal at Modi’s behest? Was the morning mishap a rehearsal of that," Sisodia added.