Updated: July 25, 2016 4:23:39 pm
On Sunday, the Aam Aadmi Party hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the arrest of its two MLAs, saying this is a “proof” of his frustration. Reacting to the arrests, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said “Modi was sending Delhiites to jail under false cases”. Eleven AAP legislators have been arrested in different cases so far. The AAP national convener also asked why the Prime Minister had diverted entire police against his political opponents rather than protecting women.
The party suffered a shocker with Delhi Police arresting Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly trying to run over a woman with his car and Punjab Police going after Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav in an alleged case of sacrilege incident in Malerkotla. “Why is Modi ji not arresting perpetrators of crime against women? It is shameful that Modi ji has diverted the entire police from protecting women to arresting his political opponents,” Kejriwal tweeted. “Two MLAs arrested in a day is a proof his frustration. CBI, ACB, Delhi Police, Punjab Police,” his deputy Manish Sisodia said.
AAP leader Ashutosh said Khan was not even allowed to wear slippers and the police turned all the CCTV cameras towards the ceiling. He also said BJP was scared because of AAP’s rising popularity. “Amanatullah was not even allowed to wear slippers/while arresting all the CCTV cameras were turned towards ceiling by police. This is Modi’s law. He gives a damn to law and evidences. People are watching. AAP’s rising graph has scared Modi (sic),” Ashutosh tweeted.
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In a press conference on Saturday, Amanatullah Khan had alleged that the SHO of Jamia Nagar Police station had tutored the woman to name Khan in the case and also released a video to buttress his claim. He also alleged that the woman was in touch with BJP leaders. Comparing the arrest of Patidars in Gujarat to ones in Delhi, Kejriwal tweeted, “In Gujarat, Anandiben sends Dalits and Patidars to jail under false cases. In Delhi, Modiji sends Delhiites to jail under false cases. Now Delhi and Gujarat will fight (against this) together. ”
“The same Delhi Police also beat the hell out of vols (volunteers) trying to file an FIR against a rapist,” (sic) Kejriwal said, retweeting a tweet of composer Vishal Dadlani, an ardent party supporter. Party leader Ashish Khetan termed the arrest as the darkest time after Emergency. “Another AAP MLA arrested on spurious charges. History will record the Modi rule as the darkest time for democracy post Emergency,” Khetan said.
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