AAP leader alleges Arvind Kejriwal's cavalcade attacked in Varanasi

Police said that a scuffle took place between AAP and BJP supporters after the Chief Minister's cavalcade left the area.

Varanasi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Sunday claimed BJP activists hurled stones at his party leaders in Varanasi when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's cavalcade was passing through the area.

Police, however, said a scuffle took place between AAP and BJP supporters only after the Chief Minister's cavalcade had left the area.

"A few people got injured in the incident. An FIR was registered in connection with the matter," police officer Rajesh Srivastava said.

Nearly 16 AAP workers, including women, were injured in an attack by BJP activists while the convoy of Delhi Chief Minister was passing, mr Singh told the reporters.

Singh said he had spoken to the Senior Superintendent of Police in Varanasi who has assured him that by Sunday all the activists, who attacked AAP workers and threw stones, would be sent to jail.

He said a complaint for registering a FIR has been given to the police and they are trying to ascertain the identity of the attackers.

Arvind Kejriwal was purely on a religious visit to the temple town to offer prayers and such an attack in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Parliamentary constituency is unfortunate, Mr Singh said.

"PM Narendra Modi and BJP should feel ashamed for the attack," Mr Singh said.

The AAP leader threatened if the Uttar Pradesh government and local police do not act against the attackers his party would launch an agitation.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today offered prayers at the Ravidas temple here.

( Source : PTI )
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