New Delhi: The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) meeting turned into a battleground on July 9, after clashes erupted between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs and AAP rebels.
Both sides accused each other of manhandling and misbehavior, with AAP accusing BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Vijendra Gupta of snatching documents from AAP MLA Rakhi Birla and tearing them. AAP’s Ankit Lal tweeted a video purportedly showing Gupta tearing some document while others raised slogans in the background.
DERC की जनसुनवाई के दौरान @Gupta_vijender जी ने आप MLA राखी बिड़लान के हाथ से कागज़ छीन कर फाड़े।
ऐसे करते हैं भाजपा वाले महिलाओं का सम्मान। pic.twitter.com/aCaL3Lzthq
— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) July 10, 2019
LoP Gupta, on the other hand, claimed he was manhandled by the AAP MLAs.
AAP MLA Sanjeev Jha said rebel MLA Devendra Sehrawat, who has now joined BJP, abused AAP’s women legislators. Rakhi Birla also claimed that Sehrawat abused AAP’s women legislators during the DERC meeting.
Jha shared a video on Twitter alleging misconduct by Gupta and claimed Delhi Police was a ‘mute spectator’. In the video, MLA Rakhi can be heard saying that BJP MLAs did not allow them to speak and hurled abuses at women MLAs.
आज #DERC की मीटिंग में बिजेंद्र गुप्ता ने महिला विधायक के साथ बदतमीजी की और BJP जॉइन किये हुए विधायक कर्नल शेरावत ने महिलाओं के साथ गाली-गलौज किया और दिल्ली पुलिस मुँहदर्शक बन के देखती रही। pic.twitter.com/nu3dk3eyho
— Sanjeev Jha (@Sanjeev_aap) July 10, 2019
Vijendra Gupta will address a press conference on the alleged assault by AAP MLAs on him later in the day.
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