Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh was on Sunday attacked by a woman during a roadshow for the MCD elections.
It’s not clear why Singh was attacked, but a woman who appears to be an AAP supporter, is seen attacking Singh before several party workers form a security cordon around him.
The incident is believed to have taken place near Delhi’s Chowkhandi Chowk area in Patel Nagar. The attacker, Simran Bedi, alleged she was asked to pay money to secure tickets for MCD polls.
AAP has launched poll campaign for two crucial elections in Delhi. Rajouri Garden assembly poll is scheduled for 9 April, while civic body polls will be held later this month.
Rajaouri Garden seat had fallen vacant after Jarnail Singh had resigned to contest from Lambi in Punjab assembly polls.
We tried to contact Sanjay Singh, but weren’t successful. We will update the story with his reactions as and when we receive them.
“I slapped Sanjay Singh as all my attempts to raise the issue of alleged corruption in the party went unheard. I tried meeting the top brass including Arvind Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh, but no one was willing to listen to me,” she said.
Bedi was aspiring to contest the MCD polls.
Reacting to the incident, AAP’s Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey said, “The incident was shameful and we condemn it strongly. No amount of verbal or physical assault shall stop AAP’s road to victory in Rajouri Garden bypoll”.
The police said it received a PCR call from AAP’s Tilak Nagar MLA Jarnail Singh saying party leader Sanjay Singh was assaulted by a woman.
“We have not received any written complaint from Sanjay Singh yet. We are inquiring into the matter,” the officer said.
(With PTI inputs)