‘Opportunist’ AAP has lost moral authority to speak about principled politics: Congress

, 1:43 PM IST

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday trained guns at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after a woman filed misbehaviour complaint against Sangam Vihar MLA Dinesh Mohania and said the ‘opportunist’ Arvind Kejriwal-led party has completely lost the moral authority to speak about principled politics.

Congress leader P.C. Chacko said it is strange that the AAP on one hand claims of practicing clean politics while on the other hand its MLAs are being caught for nefarious activities.

“The Aam Aadmi Party is setting a very good record in Delhi. They claim that they are going to have clean politics and anti-corruption atmosphere in Delhi. But one by one, their MLAs are being caught in corruption cases,” he told ANI.

Highlighting the complaint filed against Mohania whom he alleged to be “notorious”, Chacko alleged all this is happening under Kejriwal’s leadership.

“Now, he has completely lost the moral authority to speak about principled politics. The AAP has shed principled politics and has become an opportunist party. I believe if any sense of proportion is remaining with the Chief Minister (then) he should take immediate action against the MLA, who misbehaved with women,” he added.

An FIR has been lodged against Mohaniya, who is also the vice-chairman of Delhi Jal Board, after locals alleged that the MLA and his supporters roughed them up and misbehaved with women in his office when they went to complain about irregular water supply.

The case has been registered under Section 506 (criminal intimidation), Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code at the Neb Sarai Police Station.

“When we went to Dinesh Mohaniya’s office, he refused to identify me. I visit his office everyday to bring water-related issues to his notice. The most important part is that he doesn’t even sign or puts a stamp on our complaints. After that, he pushed me and other women and even abused us. We want that an FIR should be registered against him and he should be arrested,” said the complainant.

“When he abused and pushed us, we also did the same. Are we here to be beaten up? There is a severe water issue here. We went there only to ask for water and not for money,” she added.

The incident took place last evening. (ANI)