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Delhi minister claims BJP leader tried to assault him

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today alleged that Sirsa and around 20 other men today "seized the Secretariat and tried to assault" him.

Hussain claimed the incident took place when he was leaving his office for a meeting on pollution at the office.

He has filed a complaint at the station in this regard.

AAP's member Sanjay Singh, too, claimed that Sirsa and his men attempted to "assault" Hussain.

The Secretariat had become a "den of hooliganism". The BJP men had "seized" it, he alleged.

Sirsa, who along with other BJP leaders is on an indefinite dharna at the office in the Delhi Secretariat, rubbished the charges.

He claimed that he saw Hussain at the secretariat and tried to talk to him about the high pollution level in the city, but he "hurriedly" walked away.

"Like their leader Kejriwal, Hussain and are also enacting a drama. There are CCTV cameras and their footage could be examined to verify his claim. I will file a complaint against the duo for defaming me," Sirsa said.

Arvind Kejriwal, who along with his cabinet colleagues is on a dharna at the office for the past four days, alleged that the BJP had "occupied" the

"Absolutely shocking. How was it allowed? Who allowed this to happen? Where was Police, Security, Bureaucracy?" he tweeted along with a photo of some men at the roof of the secretariat holding a large banner.

The banner read "no one is on strike here, Delhi people are on duty, Delhi is on leave".

The BJP legislators Vijender Gupta, Jagdish Pradhan, Sirsa, and rebel MLA Kapil Mishra are holding a sit-in at the office since yesterday.

The security of the secretariat is with the Delhi Police, then how come so many men enter it, put up a banner, raise slogans and reach the top of the building, Singh asked.

"BJP men are creating anarchy there," he charged.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:30 IST