New Delhi, July 20: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has landed into a fresh controversy following the tragic demise of one of its Delhi-based volunteer Soni. The young political activist was forced to end her life due to another AAP worker, Ramesh Wadhwa, who is accused of sexually abusing her. Depressed by no-action being taken by either the party or the police, Soni consumed poison and ended her life. As political battle has intensified over her death, news channel Aaj Tak has shared a recent clip, where the activist claims that she was told by AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal to strike a ‘compromise’ with her offender.
At 1:49 in the above video, one can hear Soni blaming Kejriwal of not paying heed to her complaint. The reporters asks her whether she raised her complaint before the Chief Minister (Kejriwal). She replied, “Mai gayi thi CM sahab ke paas, unhone ne kaha compromise karlo (I went to the Chief Minister with my complaint, he told me to compromise).”
Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta has promised to raise the issue and ensure justice to the deceased girl. He has demanded Kejriwal to break his silence on the matter.
Who was sexually harassing Soni?
Soni has accused an influential AAP worker Ramesh Wadhwa of sexually abusing her. She had also registered a complaint against him which led to his arrest. However, Wadhwa was released few days later, and tasked his men to stalk the girl. Unable to bear the harassment caused to her by the daily stalking, Soni ended her life.
According to sources, AAP was reluctant to act against Ramesh Wadhwa since he is the close aide of AAP MLA from Narela, Sharad Chauhan.
BJP has promised to raise the matter and ensure all political faces behind the suicide of the girl are thwarted behind the bars. “We will launch a formal complaint with the National Commission of Women,” said Gupta.