Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta has written to Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, expressing his fear of being “physically assaulted” by AAP MLAs.
Alleging the use of abusive language and threats by AAP MLAs who had surrounded his seat last week, the BJP MLA has requested the speaker to refer the incident to the ethics committee.
“On November 24, 2015, during the debate in assembly, on directions of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, a few AAP MLAs attacked me and my fellow MLAs, O P Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan, in the house. They used filthy language and threatened us,” alleged Gupta.
The BJP MLA said there have been instances of attacks on him and that he fears for his life.
“On November 28, I was on my way to Kaka Nagar from Pandara road at about 10.45 pm. At least four to five people stopped my car on the pretext of greeting me and tried to force me out of my car. My personal security officer was also not with me. When my driver stopped the car, they started abusing us…,”
He further added, “On November 30, I was again mistreated and marshalled out of the house. I sustained many injuries and called police. With so many attempts on me, I feel insecure. I urge you to refer the November 24 incident to the ethics committee.”
In a similar letter to the Speaker, dissident AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar has claimed that Laxmi Nagar MLA Nitin Tyagi had used ‘threatening’ and ‘objectionable’ words to intimidate him. Pushkar told the Speaker that he felt threatened and feared for his life.
“On November 27, inside the assembly hall at 2.10 pm, Nitin Tyagi ji exceeded all limits and used objectionable language in a threatening tone against me,” Pushkar wrote. Urging Goel to order an inquiry, he said that he had been mentally harassed and he was feeling unsafe.
Denying Pushkar’s allegations, Tyagi said, “I heard about the allegations only when the media questioned me about it. I would never utter such words. He is like a brother to me. In fact, if someone had used such language against him, I would have come forward to protect him”.