AAP today alleged that BJP and RSS were “involved” in the purported assault on the protesters, including women, demonstrating near the RSS head office here and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the matter.
The party also demanded action against Delhi Police personnel “responsible” for the assault on the agitators protesting over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula.
“BJP and RSS were also involved in the assault on the protesters. The police are acting at the behest of the Sangh,” senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed.
He was referring to people in civilian clothes in the video of the purported assault.
“Action should also be taken against the people dressed in civilian clothes. Those who were in civilian clothes and were seen attacking protesters should be probed,” he said.
The party also slammed Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi, demanding “an explanation for the act by the police”.
“This (the incident) shows the cruel face of Delhi Police where even women protesters were assaulted. This has been happening in the national capital.
“During the (Delhi Assembly) election campaign, the Prime Minister had said that he stays in Delhi and it is his home. How can he allow attack on women by his police?” Singh questioned.
He demanded “urgent intervention” by the PM and urged him to “take action against the erring police officials and fix responsibility”.
“The PM should intervene as he talks about ‘Selfie with Daughter’…talks about the security of women from the Red Fort. If his police is assaulting women, then there can’t be a more serious thing than this,” he said.
Attacking BJP, AAP leader Ashutosh said, “Comments made by the BJP leaders reflect insensitivity of the party towards Dalits. In fact, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that Rohith was not a Dalit.”
Delhi Police today drew flak as a video emerged in which male police constables can be seen purportedly assaulting protesters, including women, during the demonstration.
The video went viral on social media, triggering sharp reactions.