Worries for the Aam Aadmi Party don’t seem to be ending anytime soon. The Delhi Police probe has revealed 21 AAP MLAs face criminal charges against them. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, himself has been charge sheeted for, 6 times, by the Delhi Police. Probe is on other two cases. However, cases against Kejriwal are related to his political practice which includes holding protest against prohibitory order and stopping government employee from discharging his duty. In one of the case, the court has set August 4 as date of argument on charge.
Manish Sisodia, Dy CM Delhi, face charges for participating in the controversial protest of January 14, 2014 , during AAP’s 49day- stint in power. However, charges against MLAs like JS Tomar, Somanth Bharti, Narersh Naliyan, Vishesh Ravi, Jarnail Singh are more serious in nature. While Tomar is facing charges of cheating and forgery and the Delhi Police is set to impose prevention of corruption charges in the ‘fake degree row’, preliminary probe has been ordered against Vishsesh Ravi, Karol Bagh Central MLA, in a similar case.
Somanth Bharti is facing charges of domestic violence. His wife has accused him of inflicting prolonged mental and physical tortured. Uttam Nagar MLA Naresh Baliyan, has been booked for distributing alcohol during assembly election. Another MLA Jarnail Singh, is being probed for assaulting public servant on duty. However, Delhi Police has apologised for calling Tilak Nagar MLA Singh, ‘absconding’ infront of the privilege committee of Delhi Assembly.
Party spokesperson Ashutosh has declared that it is an attempt by the Modi Government to distract people from the Sushma Swaraj controversy. He tweeted ‘To divert attention from Sushma, story of 21 AAP MLAs to be arrested, is planted by Modi Govt.’