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Delhi women not even safe from their own leaders: BJP

Updated: Jul 08, 2016 10:59 IST

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): With another Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA being booked on charges of molesting a woman, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday came down heavily on the state government asserting that the women in the state were not even safe from the leaders they elected themselves.

Speaking to ANI here, Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay stated that the people of Delhi were slowly beginning to see how the AAP MLAs were involved in a string of crimes ranging from corruption to the abuse of women.

"They (AAP) are also being accused of misbehaving with the very women who go to them with their problems. What do these people want to do with Delhi? This is only going to result in a massive movement against the Delhi Government by the people, as they have been clearly been cheated," he said.

Condemning the charges on which MLA from Deoli Prakash Jarval was booked, Upadhyay further said that the AAP, during its campaign, had assured to take steps about women's safety but incredibly, most of the cases against their leaders were for molesting or harassing women.

"This is turning into quite a regular affair for AAP and they are becoming an anti-women party, which the BJP will not tolerate," he added.

Echoing similar sentiments, BJP leader Vijender Gupta asserted that AAP leaders were getting bolder by day as they had the protection of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was defending every untoward act done by the leaders of his party.

Meanwhile, in another troublesome development for the AAP, an FIR was filed against their MLA from Deoli, on charges of misbehaving with a woman.

An FIR has been lodged against MLA Prakash Jarwal at the Greater Kailash Police Station under sections 354, 506, 509 and 34 of IPC for misbehaving with a woman.

The victim says she first approached offices of LG and Delhi police CP before filing the FIR.

This is not the first time that Jarwal has landed in trouble, as in May 2014, he was arrested for allegedly thrashing a junior engineer of Delhi Jal Board.

This comes in the heels of AAP leader Ashish Khetan being booked for hurting religious sentiments in Punjab and the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's principal secretary Rajendra Kumar on corruption charges.

Earlier AAP MLA Naresh Yadav was named in an FIR related to a recent case of alleged 'desecration' of the Quran. (ANI)

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