New Delhi, Aug 9: Aam Padmi party leader Alka Lamba was attacked by some unidentified persons in north Delhi's Kashmiri gate area on Sunday morning.
The incident took place when Chandni Chowk MLA was meeting with drug addicts in the area.
In the attack, leader received head injuries and was rushed to Aruna Asaf Ali hospital.
Lamba started her anti-drugs drive around 5 AM and was standing in front of Shiv Mishthan Bhandar, allegedly owned by a BJP MLA, when a man in the shop hurled a stone at her, national spokesman of AAP, Sanjay Singh, said at a press conference here.
Meanwhile, the Delhi's ruling party said it suspected involvement of BJP MLA O P Sharma in the attack, a charge dismissed by the BJP.
"Why will a man working at a shop attack her? Police should probe role of the BJP MLA as the shop is owned by him. There have been many instances where political leaders' names are linked with drugs business. Drug peddling could not thrive without the involvement of local leaders and police," Singh said.
Police have arrested the man identified as Jitin.
"We have received a complaint from MLA following which an FIR was registered," a senior police officer said.
Meanwhile, Delhi unit of BJP has condemned the attack and rejected the allegation that Sharma was behind it. The AAP also announced that it will take the anti-drugs drive from Delhi to Punjab.
"Party will hold 49 public meeting from September 1 to 10 in Punjab on the issue of corruption and drugs," Singh said. Lamba said that she had kept police informed about the drive. "During the meeting, women voiced concerns over increasing drugs consumption in public.
"We started the drive at around 5 am from Yamuna bazaar and gathered at Hanuman temple. People raised various cleanliness and encroachment issue along with consumption of drugs," Lamba said.
"At around 6:30 am when we were standing in front of the sweet shop a man threw a stone which hit my head and I started bleeding. He was immediately arrested by cops who were present during the drive," Lamba said.
Narrating about the incident, AAP leaders has said that a man wrapped himself in the blancket came to Lamba and threw stones at her.
Here are some twiter reactions of AAP leaders.
9 अगस्त क्रांति दिवस .. नशे के खिलाफ यह जंग जारी रहेगी.. यह हमारी जिद्द है... pic.twitter.com/b4UT64VgB1— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) August 9, 2015
She was targeted as she was the only one who got hit in crowd.It's deep conspiracy. AAP will fight back. pic.twitter.com/N48JpeW6xQ— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) August 9, 2015
Locals told us-Man,attacked Alka lamba was working in Sweet shop. shop is owned by present BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma. pic.twitter.com/8bTzoJbpFu— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) August 9, 2015
.@LambaAlka Proud of you Alka.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 9, 2015
(With inputs from PTI)