AAP meet disrupted, protester raises slogans against Bhushan

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AAP meet disrupted, protester raises slogans against Bhushan
New Delhi, Jan 13: The Aam Aadmi Party's press conference was disrupted by a Hindu activist on Monday. The activist was protesting against party leader Prashant Bhushan's view on Kashmir.

The press conference was held at the Indian Women's Press Corps in Delhi to announce the party's support of the Narmada Bachao Andolan. The meeting was addressed by Bhushan, and a representative of the Narmada Bachao Andolan. As Bhushan was speaking, a man, Vishnu Gupta began to distribute pamphlets and started shouting slogans against the supreme court lawyer.

The attack on Bhushan was for his comments on holding a referendum in Kashmir to determine if the army should stay there.The attacker, Gupta, also shouted slogans against the AAP saying that they were traitors. "They are agents of the CIA and spreading Maoism," he shouted.

Bhushan's comment on Kashmir had triggered a huge controversy and even AAP has cornered the lawyer on the issue.

In the pamphlet, which is a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the  Hindugroup to which Gupta belongs alleged that Bhushan was behind ensuring that Hindu Raksha Dal's Pinky Choudhary, held responsible for leading a violent rally to the AAP office, stayed in jail and didn't get bail.

Outside the venue, Gupta was mobbed by the press, but he continued to shout slogans. Bhushan seemed unaffected by the protester.

"If your intentions are honest then you should withdraw the charges against Pinky Choudhary and the 12 others...We accept your request for a debate and we have only one condition that it should take place in the presence of the public and media, and you should answer all our questions," the pamphlet stated.

The protester also distributed a list of 12 questions for Kejriwal.

The young party has become a target of several political rivals who have been disrupting many meetings of AAP and attacking its leaders.

A group of around 30 to 40 persons had attacked the AAP office in Ghaziabad on 8 January in which property around the office was damaged. However, no one was injured in the incident.

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