'False' case lodged against AAP Gujarat MLA Chaitar Vasava; Kejriwal slams BJP
New Delhi, Nov 4 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged a "false case" has been lodged against AAP Gujarat MLA Chaitar Vasava and that by doing this, the BJP government in the state has launched an "attack" on the entire tribal community.
Vasava faced an FIR after he allegedly threatened some forest department officials and fired in the air at his residence in Gujarat's Narmada district, while his wife and two others were arrested in the case, police there said on Friday.
In a post on X, Kejriwal, who is the national convenor of the AAP, said, "Yesterday, BJP filed a false case against AAP MLA and a big leader of the tribal community, Chaitar Vasava. Even his wife was arrested. BJP never allowed the tribals to come forward. Just exploited them. BJP couldn't tolerate that AAP promoted the son of the tribal community." "BJP has launched this attack not on Chaitra Vasava but on the entire tribal society," he said. Senior AAP leader Atishi at a press conference alleged that Vasava faced an FIR because he "raised his voice" for tribal farmers.
"The anti-tribal BJP in Gujarat registered a fake case against Vasava because he raised his voice for tribal farmers and arrested his wife to put pressure on him," she said. "Vasava is a son of Gujarat's tribal community and the BJP is attempting to suppress his voice. Entire tribal community in Gujarat will respond to this false case. For years, BJP has ruled in Gujarat without letting any tribal leader rise, now they're attempting to silence Vasava," Atishi said. The BJP knows that the whole tribal community will stand with Vasava in the upcoming elections, that is why a "false case has been registered", she said.