Authenticity of AAP's video should be probed, says Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday asked for a probe into the authenticity of the video released by AAP that purportedly shows a group of BJP workers involved in attacking the rival party's volunteers a few days ago.

 Authenticity of AAPs video should be probed, says Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay

Satish Upadhyay. Ibnlive

"Anyone can come up with the video and claim that someone did something. What is the authenticity of the video released by the AAP? It should be probed," Upadhayay told reporters. A clash had broken out between AAP and BJP workers on Saturday evening during shooting for a TV news debate and vehicle belonging to AAP's Tughlakabad candidate Sahi Ram was torched later. At least 12 people were injured in the clash.

AAP leaders Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan have claimed that the BJP workers brought iron rods and sticks along with them to attack AAP volunteers. The party has also alleged that those who attacked its workers were supporters and relatives of South Delhi BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri and has demanded that the parliamentarian be sacked from his party.

The AAP had yesterday claimed that "video" meant that the assault was "premeditated". "The videos nail the BJP's lie that it was a clash. The footage makes it clear that nephew of the BJP MP directed the mob to attack the AAP volunteers in the TV show. The attack was premeditated," the AAP had said in a statement.

"We deny any such allegations levelled by the AAP," the BJP Delhi chief said. Bidhuri also has strongly rejected the allegations, terming them as baseless and politically motivated.


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Updated Date: Jan 06, 2015 20:44:34 IST