New Delhi: A furious Aam Aadmi Party has lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the arrest of party MLA Amanatullah Khan, saying Modi was scared of its "rising graph", while Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also accused him of sending Delhiities to jail under false cases.
Khan was arrested on Sunday after a woman alleged that he tried to mow her down after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, making him the tenth AAP legislator to be arrested. In a news conference on Saturday, Khan had claimed that the SHO of the Jamia Nagar police station had tutored the woman to name Khan in the case and released a video to buttress his claim. He also alleged that the woman was in touch with BJP leaders.
AAP leader Ashutosh claimed Khan was not even allowed to wear slippers by the police which came to arrest him and they turned all the CCTVs towards the ceiling. He said the BJP was scared because of the rising popularity of AAP.
"Amanatullah was not even allowed to wear slippers, and the police also turned all CCTV cameras towards the ceiling while arresting him. This is Modi's law. He gives a dam to law and evidences. People are watching. AAP's rising graph has scared Modi," Ashutosh tweeted.
This is Modi's law. He gives a dam to law and evidences. People are watching. AAP's rising graph has scared Modi. https://t.co/IUqSapTMT4
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) July 24, 2016
Comparing the arrest of Patidars in Gujarat to ones in Delhi, Kejriwal tweeted, "In Gujarat, Anandiben Patel sends
dalits and Patidars to jails under false cases. In Delhi, Modi ji sends Delhiities sends to jail under false cases. Now Delhi and Gujarat will fight (against this) together."
"10th AAP MLA arrested. The same Delhi Police also beat the hell out of vol.s (volunteers) trying to file an FIR against a rapist," Kejriwal said, while retweeting a tweet by composer Vishal Dadlani, an ardent party supporter.
Party leader Ashish Khetan termed the arrest as the "darkest time" after Emergency. "Another AAP MLA arrested on spurious charges. History will record the Modi rule as the darkest time for democracy post Emergency," Khetan said.