Swati Maliwal threatens to take Delhi ministers to court for spreading 'lies' against her

Ms. Maliwal refuted allegations by AAP leaders that she had filed the assault complaint against Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar at the BJP's behest as a corruption case was registered against her

Updated - May 21, 2024 02:29 pm IST

Published - May 21, 2024 01:29 pm IST - New Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at Civil Lines, in New Delhi, on May 17, 2024.

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at Civil Lines, in New Delhi, on May 17, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal on May 20 alleged that Delhi government ministers were "spreading lies" about her and threatened to take them to court.

In a post on X, Ms. Maliwal refuted allegations by AAP leaders that she had filed the assault complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar at the BJP's behest as a corruption case was registered against her.

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"Since yesterday, Delhi ministers have been spreading lies that just because a corruption FIR has been lodged against me I am doing this at the behest of BJP. The FIR was registered in 2016 and after that I was appointed the chief of the Delhi Commission for Women twice by both the chief minister and the Lt Governor. The case is completely fake and the Hon'ble High Court has imposed a stay for the last one-and-a-half years and has also accepted that there was no exchange of money," she said in the Hindi post.

"Before I gave the complaint against Bibhav Kumar, I was lady Singham and today I have become a BJP agent," she said and accused Aam Aadmi Party leaders of unleashing the "troll army" against her to malign her image since she"spoke the truth".

“All the members of the party are receiving calls saying if there is any personal video of Swati, send it. It has to be leaked. They are putting my relatives’ lives in danger by tweeting their details after procuring them using their vehicle registration numbers”

“Well, lies don’t last long. But in the intoxication of power and the obsession to bring someone down, it should not happen that when the truth comes out, you are not even able to look your family in the eye. I will take you to court for every lie you spread!" Ms. Maliwal said in her post.

Mr. Kumar was arrested on Saturday after Ms. Maliwal alleged that he had assaulted her on May 13 at CM Kejriwal's official residence.

AAP leader Atishi on Saturday claimed Ms. Maliwal is facing charges in an illegal recruitment case and she was "blackmailed" by the BJP to become part of the "conspiracy" against the chief minister.

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