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Swati Maliwal News Highlights: ‘BJP and PM Modi are scared of Kejriwal,’ says Atishi on AAP's protest

Swati Maliwal News Highlights: Bibhav Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal's aide, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders take part in protest.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders take part in protest.

Swati Maliwal News Highlights: On Sunday, Delhi chief minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, along with other party leaders, called a march towards the BJP headquarters in Delhi to protest the arrest of his personal assistant (PA), Bibhav Kumar, in the Swati Maliwal alleged assault case. Before proceeding with the march, Kejriwal said that they would sit outside the BJP headquarters for about half an hour and wait to see if ‘they will arrest all the AAP leaders.’...Read More

However, while AAP leaders could protest near Rouse Avenue, they could not proceed towards the BJP headquarters.

During the AAP's protest, Delhi minister and AAP leader Atishi said, “BJP and PM Modi are frightened of Arvind Kejriwal. That is why they are arresting our leaders one by one. Arvind Kejriwal asked him to arrest all our leaders, but he did not. PM Modi was defeated and could not do anything in this half hour.”

Kumar, who was arrested by Delhi Police from the CM’s residence on Saturday, allegedly beat up Maliwal, an AAP Rajya Sabha member, at Kejriwal’s home on May 13. A day after the altercation, the party acknowledged that Kumar “misbehaved” with Maliwal, but took a U-turn on Friday, and called the episode a “conspiracy” hatched by the BJP and the ex-Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief to “target” Arvind Kejriwal. It has released two CCTV footages to “corroborate” its claims.

The BJP has dismissed the AAP’s charge.

Meanwhile, Maliwal’s medical report – her medical checkup was conducted on Thursday night at AIIMS – shows injuries to her left leg and right cheek.

According to the medico-legal case (MLC) report, there is a bruise of 3x2 centimetre over her “proximal left leg dorsal aspect” and another 2x2 centimetre over her “right cheek below her right eye.”

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May 19, 2024 5:22 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes a dig at AAP, ‘It means Ahankari Aadmi Party’

Swati Maliwal News Live: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday, calling it the ‘Ahankari Aadmi Party,’ and accusing it of attempting to protect the accused in the alleged assault case involving AAP MP Swati Maliwal.

“The Aam Aadmi Party has become the 'Ahankari Aadmi Party'... Arvind Kejriwal should answer why he is not speaking up when a woman who is a Rajya Sabha member from your party has been assaulted by your people. She was not just verbally assaulted but physically assaulted too. Instead of delivering justice to your MP, you are trying to save the accused. Kejriwal ji, you should remember that this is India, where 'Mahabharat' happened when Draupadi was insulted, and the entire lineage was finished. Neither you nor your party will survive,” he said.

May 19, 2024 4:37 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: ‘Investigation agency should be impartial,’ says Saurabh Bharadwaj on AAP MP's ‘assault’ case

Swati Maliwal News Live: AAP leader and Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said on Sunday that the investigation agency should be impartial, referring to the Delhi Police. He further criticised the investigation process, stating that the agency is “working to create an election narrative for the BJP.”

“The CCTV cameras installed to monitor entry and exit within the security area are under PWD, and Delhi Police took all the CCTV footage yesterday. Today, Delhi Police also took CCTV footage from inside the Chief Minister's residence. Nothing has been deleted or tampered with. Delhi Police is working at the behest of BJP... What is written in the diary is confidential, but Delhi Police distributed it to tarnish the image of AAP,” he said.

May 19, 2024 3:57 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi minister and AAP Saurabh Bharadwaj describes the May 13 incident of alleged assault on ex-DCW chief

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi minister and AAP member Saurabh Bharadwaj, speaking to the media on Sunday, described the May 13 incident of the alleged assault on Rajya Sabha MP and former DCW chief Swati Maliwal.

“On May 13, the media learned about the case involving Swati Maliwal and Bibhav Kumar. BJP’s Delhi Police provided the public with information that Swati Maliwal had made a call to 112. Delhi Police even released a photo of the DD entry - indicating when the call was received. Delhi Police are the interested party because their political needs are being fulfilled by doing this; otherwise, I have never seen the police doing something like this before. Everybody knows that Bibhav Kumar was in Lucknow with the Delhi CM. However, Delhi Police ran the news that Bibhav Kumar was absconding. Later, Bibhav Kumar himself sent an email to the police and said that he would cooperate. He went with the police to the police station for that. Soon after, we received the news that he was arrested,” he said.

May 19, 2024 3:44 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: ‘They are playing jail and bail game’ AAP leader Gopal Rai attacks BJP

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai, speaking about their party's protest against the BJP, said, “The way the BJP and the PM are playing the game of 'jail and bail'... the party (AAP) has decided that if they (BJP) want to divert people's attention from the real issues, we would go there to offer our arrest so that the issues can be discussed during the elections. The CM gave them time; we were there for half an hour, but nothing happened.”

May 19, 2024 2:59 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: ‘BJP and PM Modi are scared of Kejriwal,’ says Atishi about AAP's protest

Swati Maliwal News Live: Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi minister, speaking about their party's protest in the national capital against the Bharatiya Janata Party, said, “BJP and PM Modi are scared of Arvind Kejriwal. That is why they are arresting our leaders one by one. Arvind Kejriwal asked him to arrest all of our leaders, but he did not. PM Modi was defeated.”

May 19, 2024 2:46 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi Police detain people protesting against AAP ahead of ‘Jail Bharo’ march

Swati Maliwal News Live: On Sunday, the Delhi Police detained individuals protesting against the AAP, who were scheduled for a 'Jail Bharo' march towards the BJP headquarters. The protesters, wearing black caps inscribed with ‘Aajan Aadmi Party,’ were rounded up and taken away in police vehicles.

This political confrontation followed the arrest of a former aide to CM Kejriwal in connection with the alleged assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal.

Earlier on Friday, the AAP announced a ‘Jail Bharo’ march to the BJP headquarters in the national capital to protest what they claimed were arbitrary arrests of their leaders at the behest of the Centre.

May 19, 2024 2:30 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: RJD MP Manoj Jha says ‘entire INDIA bloc is with them’ over AAP's march towards BJP headquarters

Swati Maliwal News Live: Speaking about the Aam Aadmi Party's protest march towards the BJP headquarters in the national capital, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha assured that the 'entire INDIA bloc is with them.' He further mentioned that the protest is because AAP is asking why the BJP is arresting their leaders one by one instead of 'arresting all of them at once.'

May 19, 2024 2:21 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: 'BJP leaders can 'loot' but we cannot peacefully protest,' says AAP leader Jasmine Shah

Swati Maliwal News Live: In an attack on the BJP, AAP leader Jasmine Shah said that their party is ‘not allowed to peacefully protest,’ while BJP leaders have permission to ‘loot, rob, and do corruption.’ He further said that the Delhi Police and all the other agencies are the ‘same,’ stressing that AAP is against ‘dictatorship.’

Shah was part of the AAP's protest march towards the BJP headquarters in the national capital.

(PTI)

May 19, 2024 2:14 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi Police seize CCTV DVR from CM Kejriwal's residence

Swati Maliwal News Live: In the alleged assault case of AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, Delhi Police seized a CCTV DVR from the residence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Police on Saturday arrested Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar in this case and Tis Hazari court sent him to police custody for five days.

May 19, 2024 2:01 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal claims ‘BJP started Operation Jhaadu’ to crush AAP | Latest updates

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, May 19, alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party has started 'Operation Jhaadu' to crush the Aam Aadmi Party since it is rising too fast. Jhaadu or broom is the party symbol of the AAP. Read More

May 19, 2024 1:40 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live | BJP attacks CM Kejriwal in connection with assault of AAP MP: ‘No matter what he says…’

" ...The way Swati Maliwal, a woman MP was called to his (Arvind Kejriwal) house and was beaten up, he has no answer to this. I only want to ask one question to him, why are you silent on Swati Maliwal?...no matter what he says, from inside, he himself knows that he is responsible for what happened at his home...", says BJP chief Virendraa Sachdeva.

May 19, 2024 1:26 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi Police team arrives at the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal in connection with AAP MP Swati Maliwal assault case

A team of Delhi Police including Additional DCP Anjitha Chepyala, SHO Civil Lines arrives at the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the AAP MP Swati Maliwal assault case.

Delhi Police yesterday arrested Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar in this case.

May 19, 2024 1:25 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi Police stops AAP's march to BJP HQ as Section 144 imposed

Delhi Police stopped AAP's march to BJP HQ in Delhi. Section 144 has been imposed in the premises.

May 19, 2024 1:17 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: AAP leader Atishi reiterates CM Kejriwal's claim of BJP trying to ‘finish’ party

"Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are putting all the Aam Aadmi Party leaders in jail one by one, why? Because they are afraid of Arvind Kejriwal's work. They are not able to provide 24-hour electricity, free electricity, good schools, that is why they want to finish Aam Aadmi Party..." Atishi said.

May 19, 2024 1:05 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Visuals from AAP's protest march in Delhi

May 19, 2024 1:01 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: AAP MLA Rajesh Rishi speaks on party's protest march towards BJP HQ

“They (BJP) are arresting our leaders one by one. Delhi CM says that we are coming with all our leaders so that you can arrest every leader at once. BJP office has become a police station and Modi has become the in-charge of it. Their situation now is that they are doubting if they will be able to get even 150 seats,” says AAP MLA Rajesh Rishi.

May 19, 2024 12:49 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: CM Kejriwal along with AAP cadre take out march to BJP HQ

Delhi CM and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal along with party leaders has left the party office in Delhi.

AAP will hold a protest outside BJP HQ against the arrest of its party leaders.

May 19, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: DCP Central, Delhi Police, Harshavardhan speaks on security arrangements for AAP's protest march to BJP headquarters

"The road has offices of many political parties and important government installations and hence we have imposed Section 144. We have made adequate arrangements, multi-level barricading and we will ensure proper maintenance of law and order. They (AAP) didn't seek permission, such kind of permissions are not given. Election is going on, the codes are in place."

May 19, 2024 12:38 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Kejriwal attacks BJP's 'Operation Jhaadu' against AAP

“BJP is trying to completely destroy Aam Aadmi Party. They have initiated an operation with the name ‘Operation Jhadu’. A lot of people who know them, know me as well; and they told me that PM Modi says that AAP is growing and their (AAP) work is being discussed in the entire world. In the coming days, AAP can become a tough challenger to BJP in several states. Therefore, they want to destroy us.”

May 19, 2024 12:24 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: AAP to march towards BJP HQ shortly

AAP leaders are set to take out march towards BJP HQ shortly.

May 19, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: AAP holds meeting, attacks BJP of propagating hatred

At the meeting in Delhi, CM Kejriwal attacked BJP of propagating hatred and arresting AAP leaders unnecessarily.

May 19, 2024 12:12 PM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Here's what AAP leader Adil Khan said on party's planned protest march to BJP headquarters in Delhi today

"Dictatorship is going on in the entire country. BJP wants to finish AAP. Our leaders have been arrested continuously. They are now planning to arrest the remaining leaders. Arvind Kejriwal's PA was arrested. Now they want to arrest Raghav Chadha, Atishi, Saurabh Bharadwaj. Today, under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal, we will conduct a protest march to BJP headquarters. We will ask them to arrest all of us."

May 19, 2024 11:59 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi CM and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the party office in Delhi

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has arrived at the party office in Delhi ahead of party's protest march towards BJP HQ.

May 19, 2024 11:58 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha arrives at the party office in Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha arrived at the party office in Delhi today. AAP will hold a protest outside BJP HQ today against the arrest of its party leaders today.

May 19, 2024 11:47 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: AAP workers detained by police after they try to march towards the BJP headquarters to protest against the arrest of party leaders.

AAP workers were being detained by police after they tried to march towards the BJP headquarters to protest against the arrest of party leaders.

May 19, 2024 11:46 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Section 144 has been imposed on DDU Marg ahead of AAP's call for protest march

Section 144 has been imposed on DDU Marg ahead of AAP's call for protest march at BJP HQ against arrest of Bibhav Kumar.

May 19, 2024 11:43 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Delhi CM and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal leaves from his residence

Delhi CM and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal was seen leaving his residence few minutes ago. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to hold a protest outside BJP HQ today against the arrest of its party leaders.

May 19, 2024 11:33 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: ‘BJP government acting against AAP leaders misusing agencies…’ says Samajwadi Party leader Fakhrul Hasan Chaand

"The country's people know what’s happening; how BJP government is acting against AAP leaders and misusing agencies. Police will do its job and investigate but the way BJP is trying to make this a political issue, is wrong": Samajwadi Party spokesperson Fakhrul Hasan Chaand

May 19, 2024 11:31 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: DCP Delhi Central, Harsha Vardhan Mandava speaks on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's call for a protest outside the BJP HQ

"Based on the information that has come to us through social media and other channels, we have made preventive arrangements on DDU Marg to ensure that the law and order is maintained...Our main focus is to deploy enough security forces and have barricading in place so that there is a proper law and order situation."

May 19, 2024 11:25 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: ‘BJP is trying to send every AAP leader to jail by doing conspiracy against them,’ says Atishi

“BJP is trying to send every AAP leader to jail by doing conspiracy against them. Yesterday, Delhi CM’s aide (Bibhav Kumar) was arrested. Everyone can see that this is all conspiracy. Now, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has challenged PM Modi that if he (PM Modi) really wants to send everyone to jail, he can do that at once.”

May 19, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Security tightened outside AAP office in Delhi

Security was tightened outside AAP office in Delhi ahead of party's proposed protest march towards BJP headquarters today.

May 19, 2024 11:04 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Here's what Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit Dixit said on Swati Maliwal assault case

“ Only the probe will reveal what exactly happened between Swati Maliwal and Bibhav Kumar. When Nirbhaya incident happened, AAP hit streets and said that if anything wrong happened with a woman, the accused would have to prove himself that he was innocent...So such a law was made and now when a woman says that something wrong happened with her, action is taken assuming that she is right...Bibhav Kumar was arrested as per this rule...” he said.

May 19, 2024 10:38 AM IST

‘If Manish Sisodia ji had been here…’: Swati Maliwal slams AAP in new post

"There was a time when we all came out on the streets to get justice for Nirbhaya. Today, after 12 years, they are out on the streets to save the accused who made the CCTV footage disappear and formatted the phone?

I wish they had used this much force for Manish Sisodia ji. If he had been here, maybe this bad thing wouldn't have happened to me!" Swati Maliwal said.

May 19, 2024 10:19 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Security heightened at Delhi BJP headquarters

Security has been heightened at Delhi BJP headquarters as Delhi CM and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders are set to take out a protest march today. The march is being organised after Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar was arrested in connection with the alleged assault on AAP MP Swati Maliwal at the CM's residence yesterday.

May 19, 2024 9:58 AM IST

Who is Bibhav Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal's aide, arrested in Swati Maliwal case? | Read

Delhi police on Saturday arrested chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide and personal assistant Bibhav Kumar for allegedly assaulting AAP MP Swati Maliwal inside the CM's residence in the national capital. The police have booked Kumar under stringent sections of the IPC. Read More

May 19, 2024 9:37 AM IST

‘No permission has been sought… They will not be allowed to march': Delhi Police says on AAP's call for protest outside BJP headquarters today

No permission has been sought and they will not be allowed to march (towards BJP headquarters): Delhi Police says on AAP's call for protest outside BJP headquarters today

May 19, 2024 9:29 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Arvind Kejriwal to lead AAP’s protest march towards BJP HQ today

Arvind Kejriwal will lead AAP’s protest march towards BJP HQ today.

May 19, 2024 8:37 AM IST

'This is injustice; my son is a simple man...': Bibhav Kumar's father in Swati Maliwal's case

After Arvind Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar was arrested by Delhi police in an alleged assault case, the latter's father has said that it is an injustice, and he has never heard a complaint against Bibhav for the last 15 years when he has been with Delhi CM.

Bibhav Kumar's father, Maheshwar Rai also revealed that the BJP have been advising Bibhav to abandon Arvind Kejriwal.

May 19, 2024 8:13 AM IST

"People have enough political intelligence to see black and white": Assam CM Himanta on Swati Maliwal case

The allegations and counter allegations between the Aam Aadmi Party and its Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal over the alleged assault, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the people have enough political intelligence to see black and white clearly.

"Arvind Kejriwal contested the Goa and Punjab elections with the money earned from the liquor scam. This is out in the open now. A day before yesterday, Sanjay Singh said that Swati Maliwal was assaulted. Now, whom are we supposed to listen to, Sanjay Singh or Atishi? First, Arvind Kejriwal should clarify who is speaking on his behalf. The people have enough political intelligence to see black and white clearly," he said.

May 19, 2024 7:58 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live:BJP's Madhavi Latha slams AAP's Arvind Kejriwal over corruption and Swati Maliwal controversy

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Hyderabad Madhavi Latha addressed a public rally here in support of the party's New Delhi Lok Sabha nominee Bansuri Swaraj and took a jibe at Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal over corruption and the recent controversy involving the assault on Swati Maliwal.

Taking a jibe at AAP, she said, "Tell me, the party's name is Aam Aadmi Party but they are eating the money of common people."

The Hyderabad BJP candidate also targeted the Delhi CM over the recent controversy involving the assault on Swati Maliwal and said, “The politics have made you so bad that you will call a woman at your place and will assault her? You have stooped to such low level? I want to ask him, if the same thing happened with your child, will you stay silent?...”

May 19, 2024 7:49 AM IST

‘I was shouting and…’: Swati Maliwal's claim on CCTV footage at Delhi CM house | Read

Swati Maliwal, Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha MP, on Saturday night claimed that the CCTV camera footage of the May 13 incident where she was allegedly assaulted by Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar at the chief minister residence has “disappeared” and edited videos were being released. Read More

May 19, 2024 7:39 AM IST

Bibhav Kumar arrested: Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MPs, MLAs will march to BJP HQ today | 10 updates on Swati Maliwal case

The Aam Aadmi Party MPs and MLAs, led by Arvind Kejriwal, are set to march to the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday, May 19, to protest against the arrest of Bibhav Kumar, the chief minister's aide, in connection with the alleged assault on the party MP Swati Maliwal at the CM's residence on May 13. Arvind Kejriwal has dared the “prime minister to send anyone he wants to jail”. Read More

May 19, 2024 7:29 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: BJP including Swati Maliwal in conspiracy, says Atishi

Claiming that Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against Swati Maliwal in an illegal recruitment case, AAP leader Atishi on Saturday said the BJP has made former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson part of "conspiracy."

May 19, 2024 7:02 AM IST

Swati Maliwal News Live: Attack on Swati Maliwal could have been fatal, says Delhi Police

This is a very serious case where a Member of Parliament, a public figure, has been brutally assaulted which could have been fatal. Despite specific questions, the accused has not cooperated in the investigation and has been evasive in his replies: Delhi Police in remand paper.

Bibhav Kumar has been sent to five-day police custody.

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