Delhi’s ruling Aam Aamdi Party on Sunday alleged that the BJP workers had vandalised CCTV cameras installed at the house of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The BJP, in return, attacked the Kejriwal’s party, accusing it of snooping at its women workers, protesting outside the Delhi CM’s house. The latest development comes days after the AAP accused the BJP of attacking the residence of Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Sharing a video of the alleged vandalism, the AAP tweeted, “Vandalism by BJP leaders outside the residence of Arvind Kejriwal. BJP leaders staging protest smashed the CCTV cameras installed at his house.”
The BJP responded, accusing the AAP of trying to snoop at its women workers. It said, “The AAP has stopped so low that it wants to snoop on BJP’s women councillors by installing new cameras even though there are already many cameras outside the CM house. This is an attack on women’s privacy. The AAP’s anti-women face is out in the open once again. Very shameful.”
BJP councillors have been staging protests outside Kejriwal’s house demanding funds for all three civic bodies controlled by the party in the national capital. Sisodia had alleged on Thursday that BJP workers had stormed into his house in his absence.
AAP इस स्तर की घटिया राजनीति पर उतर आई है कि अब वो वहाँ बैठीं भाजपा की निगम पार्षदा पर नज़र रखने के लिए नए CCTV लगवा दिए जबकि CM हाउस के बाहर पहले से ही बहुत कैमरें हैं। ये किसी भी महिला की निजता पर हमला है। AAP का महिला विरोधी चेहरा एक बार फिर उजागर हो चुका है। बेहद शर्मनाक। https://t.co/JLgIXhdp0Y
— BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) December 13, 2020
On Sunday, several AAP MLAs including Raghav Chadha and Atishi alleged that they were detained by the Delhi Police when they were on their way to protest outside the residences of Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
Many experts say that the ongoing protests and counter-protests by the BJP and the AAP are well-designed attempts to shift the attention away from the farmers’ protests that are causing plenty of embarrassment for the Centre’s Narendra Modi government. Even on the day of Bharat Bandh called by farmers, Kejriwal had faced condemnation for trying to hog the limelight by alleging that he had been placed under house arrest.