New Delhi, Jan 3: A car of AAP's Tughlakabad assembly poll candidate Sahi Ram was today set ablaze as supporters of Aam Aadmi Party clashed with BJP activists during the shoot of a TV news debate in which leaders of both the parties were engaged in a heated argument.
"During the shoot, heated argument ensued between the two groups which turned into a scuffle and someone set Sahi Ram's car on fire. We are probing the incident," said a senior police official.
Soon after the incident, AAP volunteers reached Govindpuri Police Station and demanded registration of an FIR against BJP supporters alleging that they acted at the behest of an influential BJP leader from the area. In a statement, AAP alleged those involved in the attack were supporters of BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri.
"It is shocking that a mob led by the MP's nephew attacked the AAP volunteers in broad daylight when a TV news channel was conducting a debate in the DDA park at Tuglakabad." On the other hand, Bidhuri accused AAP supporters of unleasing the violence and rejected allegations that his supporters were involved in the clash.
"AAP workers set the car on fire to blame BJP. AAP workers started the clash," Bidhuri charged claiming a number of BJP workers were injured in the clash. Police said they were investigating the incident and are yet to ascertain who put on fire the car.
BJP says our vol beat themselves up so mercilessly that they had to be admitted in trauma centre. Why? To defame BJP. Believable?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 3, 2015
BJP losing Delhi. Signs of their desperation. Wid the kind of violence they did today, their margin of defeat wud further increase— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 3, 2015
This is BJP's character, to spread violence. They know they are losing Delhi polls: Ashutosh (AAP) on AAP-BJP clash pic.twitter.com/qBuHGncA5J— ANI (@ANI_news) January 3, 2015