Updated May 20th, 2024 at 07:56 IST

Republic Exclusive: Shazia Ilmi Makes Explosive Allegations Against AAP After Swati Maliwal Case

BJP spokesperson and former AAP member Shazia Ilmi spoke to Republic on the alleged wrongdoings of AAP in the wake of Swati Maliwal assault case.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Edited by: Shweta Parande
BJP's Shazia Ilmi makes explosive allegations against AAP | Image:BJP
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New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Shazia Ilmi spoke to Republic on the alleged wrongdoings of AAP in the wake of the Swati Maliwal assault case. She said it is really shocking and shameful how Delhi Chief Minister (CM) and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is quiet about the incident and is protecting the accused Bibhav Kumar, his personal assistant. “Clearly, something sinister is going on,” she said. 

In an earlier conversation with Republic Media Network Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami about the inner workings of AAP, Shazia Ilmi had accused Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal of being aware of the happenings in his party.

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Today, Shazia Ilmi made fresh allegations against AAP based on past incidents of the party members being mistreated or even allegedly murdered. While speaking to Republic, she said, “…many members of AAP who underwent trauma or were murdered,” she said. The BJP leader further listed the allegations against AAP, as follows:

1. Santosh Koli: During the party's inception, Santosh Koli was mysteriously murdered. Her parents spoke about it and said that something wrong had happened.

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2. Soni Mishra suicide case: MLA of Nerula Sharad Chauhan had sexually exploited her. She went running to Arvind Kejriwal to seek justice. Kejriwal had said, "Seek a compromise".

3. Anshu Prakash was beaten up. (AAP) gave the same reason that CCTV cameras were not working. Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal were sent to jail in this matter. They were chargesheeted and convicted.

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4. Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were beaten up. They spoke about this in the NEC meeting in 2015.

On the Swati Maliwal case and accused Bibhav Kumar

On the Swati Maliwal case, Shazia Ilmi maintained, “AAP and its leaders are protecting (the accused) Bibhav (Kumar). He is the Shahjahan Sheikh of Delhi. 'Aam Aadmi Party' has become 'Aam Aparadhi Party'. Why is the CCTV footage blank? Why did Bibhav format his phone? It is a dirty-trick department. They are victim-shaming…they are saying that she is a liar."

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"It is so easy for them to say that it is a BJP conspiracy. They do not have a shred of evidence against the BJP to claim that it’s a BJP conspiracy.”

“Are they suggesting that they planted Swati Maliwal 20 years ago in Aam Aadmi Party? Are they suggesting that Swati Maliwal was made the head of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) at the behest of BJP? Are they suggesting that it was the BJP that asked for her to be made Rajya Sabha MP? So, I don't know what they are suggesting. I think they are very confused. The more you lie, the more you get caught in your web of lies, and that's exactly what happened," she said.

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"Today you saw, there was nobody to support them. They had to call it off. It was such a flop show. For somebody who has zero Lok Sabha seats, he thinks that the BJP will be scared of him. This is completely delusional behaviour…I just feel sorry for him…Kejriwal's place is in the jail,” said Ilmi over the protest of the Delhi CM and other AAP leaders at the BJP headquarters today.

What Shazia said to Arnab about AAP

While speaking to Arnab, Ilmi had said that Swati Maliwal was assaulted at the behest of Arvind Kejriwal. Further, she recalled being abused by AAP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia and some more people from the party.

“Horrible things were spoken against me,” said Shazia Ilmi, as she narrated the incident. “I had tears of anger and went to meet Kejriwal. I saw Manish Sisodia with all these people who had abused me. I told Kejriwal how these people harassed me and raised slogans against me in the morning. He asked me, 'Speak to Manish, I don't know anything',” she revealed.

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"Criminal action must be taken against Kejriwal. The incident has happened on his watch and at his behest," said Shazia Ilmi, making a big claim. "Bibhav Kumar does what his master tells him. He is used to instigating and humiliating people. He has been doing this since forever," alleged Shazia Ilmi.

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Published May 19th, 2024 at 19:32 IST