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Attackers threw ink at Kanhaiya Kumar, a Congress candidate, in Northeast Delhi

Kanhaiya Kumar, a candidate for Congress, is said to have been attacked on Friday in Northeast Delhi with ink.

 

When the incident happened, Kumar was heading out of a party meeting with AAP councillor Chhaya Sharma outside the AAP headquarters in the New Usmanpur neighborhood.

Joy Tirkey, the Deputy Commissioner of Police North-East for Delhi Police, said that a complaint has been filed in response to one that Sharma submitted. He also said that a lawsuit had been filed.

Sharma filed a complaint alleging that “some individuals arrived and surrounded Sh. Kanhaiya Kumar with garland.” Some attempted to attack Sh. Kanhaiya Kumar after garlanding him with ink. They misbehaved and intimidated Smt. Chhaya Sharma when she attempted to step in, according to PTI.

In a statement, Kanhaiya claimed that Tiwari, his opponent, had ordered the assault. He stated that Tiwari, the current BJP MP, was upset with Kanhaiya’s increasing popularity and that’s why he had dispatched “goons” to attack him.

The event, which was caught on video on a phone, has caused controversy in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, where Kumar is running in the North-East Delhi seat against Manoj Tiwari, a two-time MP for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

 

Congressman Abhishek Dutta responded to the video by accusing the BJP of planning Kumar’s assault.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party is going to lose the Delhi elections after this one slap.” He said on X, “@kanhaiyakumar will win the elections. It’s still unclear how many more of these despicable BJP members beat an innocent Bihari.

The seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will be decided by ballot on May 25, and the results will be announced on June 4.

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