AAP's Prakash Jarwal files complaint against Delhi Chief Secretary

ANI | Updated: Feb 20, 2018 17:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Prakash Jarwal has lodged a complaint against Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash a day after he was accused of manhandling the latter.

Speaking to ANI, Jarwal said, "We have lodged a complaint with SC/ST Commission against the casteist comments made by the Delhi Chief Secretary."

Jarwal alleged that the Chief Secretary had lashed out at them and said that it was not his responsibility to provide basic facilities in an area.

"We had asked him about an area where people were not getting basic facilities like medicine, the Chief Secretary suddenly shouted 'maine Daliton ki thekedaari nahi le rakhi hai'. His temper was high. He said 'you are not fit to be an MLA, I will only reply to Lieutenant Governor of Delhi'," he added

The Chief Secretary yesterday alleged that he was manhandled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence by two lawmakers of the ruling AAP - Ajay Dutt and Prakash Jarwal.

The Chief Secretary said that he was attacked in the presence of the Chief Minister after being summoned for discussions on Aadhar-related problems.

Meanwhile, the AAP, in an official statement, clarified its stance, saying that a meeting was held at the Chief Minister's residence to discuss Aadhar related problems.

"About 2.5 lakh families deprived of rations last month due to faulty implementation of Aadhar. MLAs were under tremendous pressure from the public. There was a meeting of MLAs at Chief Minister residence," read the statement.

"He (Chief Secretary) used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions. Now he's making ludicrous allegations," it added. (ANI)