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Signature Bridge inauguration: AAP demands Tiwari's arrest

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (AAP) on Monday demanded the arrest of BJP for "rioting" and "posing a threat" to the security of

Tiwari and his supporters allegedly got into a scuffle with AAP members and police at the inaugural event of the newly-built here on Sunday.

The BJP had gone to the event to stage a protest for allegedly not being invited to the inauguration despite being from the area.

AAP's East Lok Sabha seat in-charge Atishi Marlena alleged Tiwari had gone to the venue for "rioting".

"Police was directly or indirectly involved in it and allowed Tiwari and his supporters to reach the stage where the and other ministers were present, thus posing a threat to their security," she said.

Senior AAP said a party worker, who was injured in Sunday's incident, has filed a police complaint.

The government is also exploring legal options in view of the Delhi police's "failure" to keep "BJP's hooligans" away from the venue, he added.

Pandey said should salvage the image of the BJP and the by ordering Tiwari's arrest.

The BJP had on Sunday said that AAP MLA Amantullah Khan used abusive language and pushed Tiwari.

Panday said Khan did it to prevent Tiwari from getting onto the stage.

"Khan should not have pushed him. He was only trying to stop him from coming onto the stage, where Kejriwal and other leaders were present," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 16:45 IST