Congress Woman Worker Quits Party After Facing Harassment; Joins AAPApril 15, 2017 16:08
A Congress woman worker, has quit the party, due to the mental harassment and criminal intimidation, she faced from the Congress party leader, Ajay Maken and other senior leaders, says reports.
The victim, Rachna Sachdeva, was the Babarpur President of the Mahila Congress. She lodged a complaint against Maken, Mahila Congress President Shobha Oza and party leader Netta D'Souza, at Tughlak Road Police Station. She also claimed that Maken, has threatened her and she has been receiving threat calls from unknown numbers. She now plans to join the Aam Aadmi Party, ruled by Arvind Kejriwal.
Her complaint comes, just ahead of the Municipal Corporation Delhi (MCD) polls, which is scheduled to be held on April 23. In her complaint, Sachdeva alleged that Maken demanded hefty money through his units, for MCD poll tickets. Following this, she said that, she along with the 100 odd supporters, protested outside Rahul Gandhi's residence on March 26. Sachdeva alleges in her complaint, that Gandhi asked her to return the next day with evidence but Maken threatened her saying: “We will deal with you after the elections.” She also alleged that she was “repeatedly abused and threatened and subjected to mental harassment.”
A senior police officer stated, “We have received the complaint and are looking into it. All the allegations made by her are non-cognizable in nature. As of now, no FIR has been lodged.” However, Maken was not available for any comments. Oza called it a conspiracy against the Congress, ahead of the municipal polls. “These are all allegations strategically made ahead of the civic polls. Why has she chosen to file the complaint more than 15 days after the alleged incident? She is simply playing into the hands of the BJP,” Oza said. “If she has evidence against us, we are ready for an investigation,” Oza added.
AAP's Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey said, this allegation of mental harassment and criminal intimidation, reflects the Congress anti-women and anti-Dalit stand. Apart from Sachdeva, some 13 local-level leaders from both the Congress and the BJP also joined the AAP.