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Sitharaman calls Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘silence’ in Swati Maliwal case ‘shocking’

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s silence on the allegations assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal was “shocking”. Sitharaman said the treatment meted out to Maliwal, who headed the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), was shameful.

“It is shocking that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal did not say a word about his party’s MP Swati Maliwal who misbehaved and was beaten up in the CM’s residence. The CM did not acted, did not respond or did not speak about it,” Sitharaman told the media. Calcutta.

The minister also slammed the AAP chief after his aide Bibhav Kumar, who allegedly attacked Maliwalwas spotted with the Delhi Chief Minister at the Lucknow airport on Wednesday.

“I am told that in Uttar Pradesh he (Kejriwal) was seen walking with the accused… It is utterly shameful that a woman who headed the Delhi Commission for Women is being treated like this,” Sitharaman said.

On Thursday, Delhi Police registered an FIR in connection with the case after Maliwal lodged a complaint with the police. Bibhav Kumar has been named as an accused.

The FIR was registered after Maliwal’s statement was recorded by a Delhi Police team at the Rajya Sabha member’s residence.

In her complaint, the AAP MP alleged that Bibhav Kumar slapped her, kicked her, beat her with a stick and punched her in the stomach, sources said.

This news came two days after Maliwal visited the Civil Lines police station and alleged that a member of Arvind Kejriwal’s personal team had ‘assaulted’ her at the minister’s official residence chief.

A day later, Sanjay Singh, in a press conference, confirmed the allegations, saying that Kumar “behaved badly” with Maliwal and that the AAP supremo would take strict action in the matter.

Published by:

Abhishek De

Published on:

May 17, 2024