BJP Reacts to Assault on Swati Maliwal, dubs AAP 'Anti-Women'

2024 • 13min • News • National


Published On: May 15, 2024 – In the midst of campaigning for the upcoming elections after the recent release of Arvind Kejriwal, the Aam Aadmi Party has found itself mired in controversy with the alleged assault of Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal. Maliwal, the former head of the Delhi Commission for Women, alleged on Monday that Bibhav Kumar, a close aide of Kejriwal assaulted her at the Delhi CM's instruction. Amid mounting pressure, senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh acknowledged the assault on Maliwal, affirming the party's support for her. Singh assured that strict action would be taken against Kumar, emphasizing the Delhi Chief Minister's commitment to addressing the matter. Several BJP leaders including Amit Malviya, Shaina NC, Shehzad Poonawala, Virendra Sachdeva, and Shazia Ilmi attacked the AAP for Swati's assault, slamming the party for claiming to protect Delhi's women while not protecting their own party workers.