Kejriwal’s personal secretary misbehaved with party MP Swati Maliwal, admits AAP

“Kejriwal has taken cognizance of it and will take strict action in the incident,” party leader Sanjay Singh said.

Updated - May 14, 2024 07:23 pm IST

Published - May 14, 2024 02:39 pm IST - New Delhi

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi meeting in session. File image for representation.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi meeting in session. File image for representation. | Photo Credit: The Hindu

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s personal secretary Bibhav Kumar “misbehaved” with AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal on May 13 at the Chief Minister’s residence and the AAP supremo will take strict action in the matter, party leader Sanjay Singh said on May 14

Addressing a press conference on May 14, Mr. Singh said it is a “condemnable incident”.

“Yesterday, Maliwal had gone to meet Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. While she was waiting to meet him in the drawing room, Bibhav Kumar misbehaved with her. This is a highly condemnable incident. Kejriwal has taken cognizance of it and will take strict action in the incident,” he added.

Ruckus in MCD House over Swati Maliwal's assault allegation

Earlier in the day, a ruckus erupted in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House over the allegations of Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal that she was assaulted by a member of Arvind Kejriwal's personal staff at the Chief Minister's official residence.

BJP and Congress councillors stormed into the well of the House as soon as the proceedings began and started raising slogans against Mr. Kejriwal and demanding his resignation over the incident.

AAP Rajya Sabha MP and former Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal

AAP Rajya Sabha MP and former Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal | Photo Credit: PTI

They raised slogans such as "Kejriwal haye haye" and "Kejriwal istifa do".

The opposition councillors also stood at the mayor's podium carrying posters with "Dalit Mayor Ko kursi par baithao, Dalit virodhi Kejriwal istifa do" slogans written on them.

Amid the ruckus, the mayor adjourned the House and left the meeting.

AAP's Rajya Sabha MP and former chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Swati Maliwal, on May 13 went to the Civil Lines police station and alleged that a member of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's personal staff "assaulted' her at the Chief Minister's official residence, the police officials said.

Police have not yet received a formal complaint.

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