Mumbai, Feb 22 IBNS | 5 months ago

A group of unidentified men vandalised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office in Mumbai on Saturday.


The AAP alleged that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers attacked their office.

"At about 2.23pm today, NCP goons led by Amol Matele NCP Youth President attacked the Aam Aadmi Party Maharashtra State Office in Andheri, Mumbai. They arrived in a truck, and got out a effigy which they burned in front of the office; the address is 2nd Floor, Vishwananak B Wing (Sangeeta Apartments), Gurunanak Wadi, Opposite Hindustan Lever, Hargovindji Marg, Chakala Naka, Andheri East, Mumbai 400099. Some NCP goons stormed up the stairs and grabbed a cut out of Arvind Kejriwal which they added to the fire. They blasted the office with balloons full of black paint and shouted slogans using despicable language against AAP. They also chanted slogans pro Ajit Pawar.
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The party said the attackers were about to mount another attack on the office when they were stopped by the security personnel.

" It is shocking that police which was in the vicinity did not stop them until they had finished their entire act of vandalism and only stopped them when they tried to enter the office. The detained person were taken to Andheri East Police station. AAP told the police that is up to the police to file complaints against such miscreants and file charges; AAP will not be interested in filing any complaint," the AAP said.

"Instead, AAP chose the path of Ahimsa and forgiveness and AAP volunteers headed to the nearest NCP office to sweep the dirt away with brooms in order to help the misguided NCP followers clear the cobwebs of obfuscation from their minds. However, Mayank Gandhi was detained on his way to the NCP office and is now at the MIDC Police Station Andheri," the party said.

(Posted on 22-02-2014)