NEW DELHI: BJP MLA OP Sharma today kicked up a row terming AAP legislator Alka Lamba a "drug addict", as he questioned her "motive" behind embarking on an anti-drugs drive leading to an attack on her.
Alleging the involvement of Lamba, the Chandni Chowk MLA, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's "goons" in vandalising shops in Chandi Chowk, Sharma threatened retaliation by "lathi-wielding" BJP workers in future in case of such incidents.
"People have said that Lamba is spotted here in the wee hours of the night and I don't think a person who supports drug eradication would come there at that time, between 1 AM to 4 AM.
"It apparently shows she is an addict herself. I am not giving any anti-women remark. I respect women but if you try to portray Phoolan Devi as a mascot of women power then it won't work. She is a drug addict who under the effect of drugs had turned violent," Sharma told reporters.
In the wee hours of yesterday, Lamba was attacked during an anti-drugs campaign in north Delhi's Kashmere Gate area where she sustained head injuries. AAP suspected BJP's Vishwas Nagar MLA Sharma's involvement in the incident.
Sharma further claimed that BJP doesn't need any evidence to prove the ruling party's "Gundaraj" and "Jungle Raj" as they were in possession of the CCTV footage of Lamba's wrongdoing.
"I want to ask you if a wild animal attacks you in a jungle, will you hold up the Constitution in that case? If AAP hopes to stop BJP from performing its duty, we won't hesitate in taking up lathis," he said.
Lamba was attacked during an anti-drugs campaign in north Delhi's Kashmere Gate area and sustained head injuries.
She started her anti-drugs drive at around 5 AM and was standing in front of Shiv Mishthan Bhandar, allegedly owned by a BJP worker, when a man in the shop hurled a stone at her, national spokesman of AAP, Sanjay Singh, said yesterday.
The Chandni Chowk MLA received head injuries and was rushed to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital, where she was discharged after treatment yesterday.
Despite the attack, Lamba said that she will continue the drive till August 15.