BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari (File Photo)
BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari (File Photo)

Signature Bridge inauguration: Manoj Tiwari pushed by AAP MLA Amanatullah

ANI | Updated: Nov 04, 2018 20:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 04 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Amanatullah Khan was caught on camera shoving Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari, initiating the fracas at the much-awaited inauguration ceremony of the Signature Bridge here on Sunday.
In a video footage of the incident, Tiwari can be seen standing at the edge of an elevated platform before a number of police officers and AAP workers when Khan, an MLA from Okhla, pushed the BJP Delhi chief, nearly causing him to fall.
Speaking to ANI, Tiwari claimed that the entire incident took place in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, adding that he is going to file an FIR over the incident.
"Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan pushed me (during the inauguration of Delhi's Signature Bridge), the whole incident took place in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister. I am going to file an FIR over the incident. Khan's bail should be cancelled immediately," he said.
Earlier today, Tiwari had alleged that he was stopped by the police and AAP supporters from attending the event.
Following the incident, Tiwari, a Member of Parliament (MP) from North East Delhi, had said that the police officers who prevented him from attending the event have been identified, threatening to "teach all of them a lesson" within four days.
"I am here till the time the bridge is being inaugurated. I have identified the police personnel who attacked me. There is only one person who is saying that I have attacked someone from the Aam Aadmi Party and he happens to be the Additional DCP-1 of this area. Within four days I am going to teach all of them (police personnel) a lesson," Tiwari had said.
Meanwhile, AAP leader Dilip Pandey hit out at the Delhi BJP chief over the incident, accusing the latter of hooliganism.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the bridge today, which will be open for public use tomorrow.
Announced in 2004, the 575-metre bridge aims to reduce travel time and traffic congestion between the north-eastern and northern parts of the national capital, and will be the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in India.
Built over the Yamuna River, the bridge includes a glass-steel observation deck at the top of the bride, which offers a panoramic view of the city. It will not be available for public use for at least another three months, according to media reports. (ANI)

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