Delhi CM's aide, AAP MLA accused of thrashing Chief Secretary
New Delhi: After allegedly being assaulted by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash rushed to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
The Delhi government, however, has outright denied all the allegations of manhandling the top bureaucrat, saying that he is doing so at the behest of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"About 2.5 lakh families deprived of rations last month due to faulty implementation of Aadhaar. MLAs were under tremendous pressure from public. There was a meeting of MLAs at CM residence. Chief Secretary refused to answer questions saying that he was not answerable to MLAs and CM and that he was answerable only to LG. He even used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions," said AAP in an official statement.
"Now he is making such ludicrous allegations. Obviously, he is doing it at BJP’s behest. BJP has stooped very low in disrupting governance in Delhi through LG and officers," AAP added.
"If CS can make such wild allegations, one can imagine the kind of obstacles that are being created in AAP govt’s work by BJP through the officers," it said.
In the wake of the alleged incident, the IAS officers of the national capital have called for an emergency news conference as a mark of protest.
A group of senior IAS officers have also rushed to meet LG Anil Baijal after the reports surfaced that Delhi Chief Secretary has been slapped and kicked in a meeting called at CM’s residence at midnight 12 on Monday.
IAS Association has also confirmed that they will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh and will also go to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to raise the issue.
The alleged victim has claimed that he was attacked by two AAP MLAs in presence of CM Arvind Kejriwal.
As per the sources, Delhi Police is yet to receive any complaint in this regard. But Chief Secretary has claimed that he will file an FIR against the AAP MLAs.
Prime accused Amanatullah has claimed that no such incident took place at the meeting.
AAP leadership is facing criticism for the attack on a senior civil servant from Congress and BJP both. Both the parties have demanded CM Kejriwal's resignation.