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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Alka Lamba was attacked on Sunday by some people when they pelted stones at her during an anti-drug drive here, police said.

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Photo credit: newindianexpress.com

“Some unknown people threw stones at her and she was injured. One person has been detained in this connection,” a police official told IANS.

Police said the Chandni Chowk MLA has sustained a minor injury.

Lamba started an anti-drug drive at 5 a.m. from Yamuna Bazar to mark the Quit India Movement Day. She was attacked at Kashmere Gate.

Fellow AAP leader Ashutosh tweeted: “AAP’s fight (against) drugs will be intensified. AAP MLA Alka Lamba was attacked by drug cartel. Our fight will continue.”

In his tweets, he also said that Lamba was attacked by a man working in a sweet shop, which he said was owned by Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Om Prakash Sharma.

“Locals told us (that the) man (who) attacked Alka Lamba was working in sweet shop. (The) shop is owned by present BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma,” he tweeted.

“… she was the only one in the crowd who was hit. It’s deep conspiracy. AAP will fight back,” he tweeted.

(IANS)

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)