Aam Aadmi Party office in Mumbai attacked, party blames NCP

The vandals threw black ink bottles all over the office and burnt the poster of Arvind Kejriwal.

Mumbai | Published:February 22, 2014 4:31 pm
The vandals entered the second floor of their office located at Chakala in Andheri and tore up and burnt the poster of Arvind Kejriwal. The vandals entered the second floor of their office located at Chakala in Andheri and tore up and burnt the poster of Arvind Kejriwal.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office in suburban Andheri was on Saturday allegedly vandalised by a group of some 20-25 persons with the party claiming that the attack was the handiwork of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

“AAP Maharashtra office attacked by NCP goons,” AAP said in a tweet.

According to AAP volunteer Paritosh, the vandals entered the second floor of their office located at Chakala in Andheri and tore up and burnt the poster of Arvind Kejriwal.

The vandals threw black ink bottles all over the office and damaged party banners, he said, adding that the attackers also used filthy language and shouted slogans. “Police had to intervene and take them away,” said Paritosh.

AAP will file an FIR in connection with the attack and also submit with police the CCTV footage at its office, he added.

Police sources said that the group entered the AAP office at around 2:30 pm. Meanwhile, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that they were “seeking the details of the incident”.

The alleged attack comes two days after AAP leader Anjali Damania attacked Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar saying that Mumbaikars were paying high electricity bills due to corruption and the inefficiency of the state power ministry and the distribution companies.

“In the past three years, due to corruption, mismanagement and inefficiency of the state power department, Maharashtra has incurred losses of up to Rs 22,000 crore,” the AAP leader had alleged.

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    Niroj Behera
    Feb 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm
    AAP is the platform for transparent corruption-free people, who can fight against the corrupt crorepatis of BJP-congress. BJP-congress taking crores from Ambanis, Adanis to spend crores to sponsor their media campaign and to organise rallies. Let us support AAP for true inclusive development of India. BJP-congress stands for development of corrupt richer people to more rich. ... Other BJP-congress-regional parties' CMs cling to CM and ministerial chair to loot money from states-countries. AK left the power to maintain his integrity, when BJP-congress worked together to defeat him in bringing JAN LOKPAL billm which would have put all these corrupt BJP-congress leaders behind the bar!!
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