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BJP questions Kejriwal's silence, to lodge complaint with NCW

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 12:51 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Stating that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stands thoroughly exposed post the suicide of a woman activist, who had accused her party colleague of sexually harassing her, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that they would lodge a formal complaint in this regard with the National Commission for Women (NCW).

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta, questioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's silence on this sensitive issue while stating that he was aware about all the events.

"This is a very serious matter and we are going to the National Commission for Women and will talk to them. Why is the Aam Aadmi Party silent on this issue?" asked Gupta.

Stating that he had no words to describe the girl's suffering, the BJP leader said the women are not safe in the party whose leaders used to make tall claims about the protection of women.

"Manoj Kumar's wife was chucked out of the house because she belongs to a poor family. Somnath Bharti's wife had earlier complaint that he had unleashed his pet dog on her," he added.

Gupta said the woman activist, who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday, had registered an FIR earlier on June 2 under Section 164 in which she named an MLA, who physically abused her.

"The Aam Aadmi Party worker was being physically abused and mentally tortured. The Aam Aadmi Party workers and leaders were provoking her for physical abuse. She registered an FIR on June 2 and her statement was recorded under Section 164 in which she named an MLA of physically abusing her," Gupta told ANI.

"She even met the Aam Aadmi Party's top brass and also lodged a complaint in this regard with Arvind Kejriwal," he added.

The AAP activist allegedly committed suicide in Narela area of north-west Delhi earlier on Tuesday with her family members claiming that she had gone into depression after her alleged molester, a party colleague identified as Ramesh Bhardwaj, was released on bail.

The woman, who consumed poison at her residence, died during treatment in Delhi's LNJP Hospital.

The woman had filed a complaint against Bhardwaj for allegedly touching her inappropriately. A case of molestation was registered in June and the accused was later arrested. (ANI)