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At Lucknow joint press conference, Arvind Kejriwal mum on Maliwal 'assault' issue, Akhilesh Yadav says other matters more important

AAP leader Sanjay Singh, also present at the press conference, says there should be no politics on the issue

At Lucknow joint press conference, Arvind Kejriwal mum on Maliwal 'assault' issue, Akhilesh Yadav says other matters more important

Arvind Kejriwal and Akhilesh Yadav at a press conference in Lucknow. A video grab/AAP YouTube



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Lucknow, May 16

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal refused to comment on the Swati Maliwal ‘assault’ at a joint press conference on Thursday where Akhilesh Yadav said there are “more important things” to discuss.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh, also present at the press conference here, said there should be no politics on the issue.

He then targeted the BJP government and raised the issue of a Manipuri woman being paraded naked, the Prajwal Revanna sex scandal and Maliwal being 'beaten' up by police during protests by wrestlers when she was the Delhi Commission for Women chief.

When Kejriwal was asked about the alleged assault of AAP Rajya Sabha MP Maliwal, Yadav took the microphone and said, "There are more important things than that."

He then unfolded a piece of paper and said, "BJP people are not with anyone, it is a 'gang' that lodges false cases.”

Sanjay Singh then took the microphone from the SP chief, and said the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should answer for atrocities against women during the party rule. 

"The entire country is sad that the wife of a Kargil veteran was paraded naked in Manipur and the PM remained silent. Prajwal Revanna raped hundreds of women and he was allowed to flee from the country by the BJP," he alleged.

"When the women wrestlers were protesting at Jantar Mantar, Swati Maliwal went there and was dragged and beaten up by the police. In UP, in case of Kuldeep Sengar and Hathras, the PM has remained quiet," he said.

Maliwal had alleged that the Delhi Chief Minister's assistant Bibhav Kumar "misbehaved" with her at his residence.

Singh, who had met Maliwal at her residence on Wednesday, said, "The AAP is our family. The party has made its view clear. I want that the BJP and PM should also answer on the issues I have kept before you. He (PM) should answer on the issue of Swati Maliwal, who was dragged and beaten up when she went to seek justice for the women wrestlers. I just want to say don't play politics on these issues.” 

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