Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday blamed the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the ink attack on him outside Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s official residence here. Sisodia was talking to reporters for the first time after returning from a much-talked about trip to Finland, when a person named Brijesh Shukla threw ink on him. Sisodia, who is facing criticism for his tour at a time Delhi is struggling with a spurt in dengue and chikungunya cases, was responding to questions on his meeting with the Lieutenant Governor when the incident took place.
“The AAP is working for people’s health and education and on the other hand, there is the Congress or the BJP who are working on throwing inks. They are not bothered about the people of Delhi. They want to stop the work on health and education. This is the cheap politics of Congress and the BJP,” Sisodia told the media. “I challenge the BJP…they have MCD…they should go and clean that. They are not doing anything in the municipal and education sectors.
The Congress has destroyed the education system. They are trying to divert by throwing ink,” he added. Meanwhile, Shukla justified his act and said that he had come to the Lieutenant Governor to complain against Sisodia. “The people of Delhi are disturbed. They (AAP leaders) go abroad with our money and click photos on the sea beaches,” he added. DCP (North) Madhur Verma said Shukla has been taken to the police station and he is being interrogated. “He (Brijesh Shukla) is saying that he is the founding member of Swaraj Janata Party. He said that he had come here to complain as he was not happy with the Delhi Government and that’s why he did so (threw ink). He has been detained, taken to the police station and is being interrogated. If we get any complaint, we will take action accordingly,” Verma added. Sisodia returned last night from his Finland tour, which became controversial after social media posts of his trip went viral following which he was summoned by the Lieutenant Governor.