Ashutosh jumps wall to escape assault by former AAP MLA’s men

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 20, 2015 02:06 IST

Senior AAP leader Ashutosh was reportedly heckled by supporters of former party MLA Rajesh Garg at a meeting in Rohini on Sunday evening, an incident that reflects rumblings within the party.

For the February 7 Delhi assembly elections, AAP has dropped seven of its outgoing MLAs including Garg for what it says poor performance. The party had replaced Garg with Charanji Lal Gupta as its candidate from Rohini.

Garg and his supporters reportedly kept Ashutosh hostage for over an hour and the former journalist reportedly jumped a wall to escape the commotion.

During the meeting, Garg and his supporters allegedly asked Ashutosh to answer their “questions”. However, Ashutosh said there was some commotion but “nothing serious.”

“Yesterday I had gone there for a meeting and my colleague and (former) MLA Rajesh Garg was there. He was denied a ticket so he was angry, he was with his supporters. He tried to do some ‘hungama’ and some commotion, nothing serious about it?” Ashutosh told ANI.

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