AAP minister Rakhi Birla's car 'attacked' in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 5: The vehicle of Women and Child Social Welfare Minister of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in Delhi Rakhi Birla was allegedly attacked by an unidentified person at Mongolpuri area on Sunday evening, police said. Birla escaped unhurt.

Birla said her car was targetted while she was returning from a ceremony

The 26-year-old minister, the youngest in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said in her police complaint that she was returning from a ceremony in Mongolpuri's R Block when some body allegedly threw an object at her car, damaging its windscreen.

The same was confirmed by Birla's father Bhupender Singh.

Singh, 55, said an object was thrown at the car as soon as it moved and its windscreen was damaged. He, however, added that nobody was found committing the act.

Rakhi Birla, a former journalist, was sworn in as the minister on December 28. She is also in charge of measures for women's safety. Birla is a Dalit and her mother worked as a sweeper at a government school where she studied still Class XII. She first joined the anti-corruption crusade of Anna Hazare but later joined Kejriwal's campaign for the Aam Aadmi (common man).

The AAP formed government in Delhi with the outside support of the Congress after none of the three major parties (the BJP besides the AAP and Congress) failed to receive a majority in the 70-member state assembly.

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