'Signature Bridge' inauguration: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari to file FIR after being allegedly pushed, threatened by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan
Manoj Tiwari alleged that he was threatened by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan
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Updated: Nov 05, 2018, 08:48 AM IST
NEW DELHI: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who entered into a scuffle with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members during the inauguration of ‘Signature Bridge‘ on Sunday, will file an FIR in this regard.
Tiwari had alleged that he was heckled, pushed and threatened by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and his party workers during the event.
The BJP MP also alleged that a few policemen too misbehaved with him.
“The policemen who entered into a scuffle with me have been identified. The additional DCP-I of this area is saying that some AAP volunteers were injured. I will show them what the police is in just four days,” an agitated Tiwari said.
Tiwari and his supporters had reached the venue of the inaugural function allegedly carrying black flags.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were not present when the protest took place.
Tiwari had expressed displeasure over not being invited to the function and took a dig at the Kejriwal government, saying he would be present at the bridge to welcome the Chief Minister.
A statement issued by the party said, ‘‘AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan attacked the Delhi BJP president at the instance of Kejriwal”.
Khan has categorically denied the charges.
“Why was he (Tiwari) there and trying to come on the stage? What was his intention? Why didn‘t the police stop him? I was just trying to stop Tiwari from coming on the stage. His allegation that I threatened to shoot him is laughable,” the AAP leader said.
When he (Manoj Tiwari) was trying to climb the stage I stopped him, I didn‘t push him. It was obvious from his actions that if he was successful in climbing the stage he would have misbehaved or attacked CM and Deputy CM: Amanatullah Khan, AAP
— ANI ()
Manoj Tiwari was not invited at inauguration of Signature Bridge still he came there with his supporters. They torn our posters&hoardings,showed black flags&attacked our workers. When Arvind ji arrived they came near the stage but police didn‘t stopped them: Amanatullah Khan, AAP
— ANI ()
A video of the alleged incident emerged in which Khan could be seen shoving Tiwari and scuffling with him close to the stage where the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleague were attending the inaugural function.
सीएम दिल्ली में आराजकता फैलाना चाहते हैं। के उद्घाटन कार्यक्रम में स्थानीय सांसद जी पर अपने MLA से गाली-गलौज के साथ हमला करवाया। इस बेहद शर्मनाक घटना की मैं कड़ी निंदा करता हूं
— Dr. Harsh Vardhan ()
“A police call was made from the spot and now we are going to lodge a complaint at Usmanpur police station,” said Neelkant Bakshi, co-convener of Delhi BJP‘s social media cell.
Tiwari said he had gone to the venue to share the moment of joy with people, but he was threatened.
“See the politics of Arvind Kejriwal. In the night Manish Sisodia tweeted that you are welcome, but why did Delhi Police raise barricade there when I reached there along with 1,200 people? The agitated AAP volunteers created the ruckus and an MLA who is on bail threatened to shoot me and pushed me,” the BJP leader said in a tweet.
Tiwari had earlier expressed his displeasure over not being invited to the event despite being the MP of the area.
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