Kejriwal departs for Punjab amid protests by BJP women wing

Published: 08th September 2016 10:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2016 10:10 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women wing staged a protest today against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the New Delhi Railway Station here, demanding him to speak on the misconduct of his MLAs against women and seeking expulsion of Ashutosh from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal began his four-day Punjab tour with an itinerary focused mostly on the state’s Malwa region.

The tour comes at a time when the party is trying to keep its flock together amid various issues that have plagued it in recent weeks.

“We came here to talk to him very politely, along with a bouquet. Is he a thief that he is running and not facing us? We are women from educated families and came here for a solution,” said an agitated protester.

“Kejriwal is least concerned about the Delhi Government. He promised to develop Delhi and protect it from all the odds. But, how will he do this, when his own ministers are involved in crime against women. Tell me, he cannot protect Delhi, can he save Punjab from these crimes?” said another protestor.

This Punjab protest came to light after recent incidents in Punjab.

A group of volunteers from Barnala had yesterday, in a press conference, accused the AAP Punjab observer Vijay Chauhan in Barnala, of allegedly sexually exploiting his maid servant and later giving her Rs 1 lakh to keep the matter under wraps.

However, Chauhan has denied the allegation saying the group had earlier also circulated a certain audio recording of the maid servant in which the false allegation had been made.

AAP's former Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur was removed from his post after a video clip surfaced allegedly showing him taking bribe for giving tickets in a purported sting operation.

Former state minister Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked from the Cabinet after an alleged sex tape surfaced.

Earlier, he cried that he was being targeted for being Dalit. Kumar, who was arrested following a complaint by a woman who figured in the video clip with him in an objectionable position, will remain in police custody till 8 September.

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