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AAP demands Manoj Tiwari's arrest, Home Minister's intervention on Signature Bridge clash

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A day after a at the inauguration of Signature Bridge, the on Monday called the incident a "pre-planned conspiracy" and demanded intervention of

"MP and his goons damaged government property, threw water bottles at and resorted to violence at the programme. He should be arrested for this and Rajnath Singh, being the Home Minister, should intervene," Delhi's north-eastern in-charge Dilip Pandey said.

The (AAP) leader said that the is frustrated and is afraid of defeat in

"First, they deleted lakhs of voters' names from the electoral list out of frustration. Now, they disrupted the inauguration by creating a ruckus, chanting Modi's name?" Pandey said.

He said it was the that started the "tradition" of not inviting to major programmes such as the inauguration of Metro line and ITO skywalk.

"All these programmes were completed with the Delhi government's initiative. We just took one step in carrying forward the tradition," he said.

Pandey alleged the BJP is controlling the police in Delhi and that was the reason the police have not filed an FIR against Tiwari "even though he held the Additional DCP by his collar in front of thousands of people".

"Sunday's incident just shows that the BJP keeps and police in its pocket," he said.

leader Atishi, on the other hand, said that the incident was a serious "security lapse" by in protecting the

"There is a possibility that the police were involved in the attack on Otherwise, how is it possible that despite the presence of police and rapid action force, violent elements managed to reach near the stage?" she asked.

Ahead of the inauguration of the much-awaited on Yamuna, BJP and activists clashed, with attacking AAP workers and punching a who intervened.

Tiwari, also a member, got into a scuffle with AAP workers before the function started at the bridge, leading to violence.



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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:42 IST