AAP MLA Alka Lamba was stone pelted by a group of unidentified men in North Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area during an anti-drugs campaign following which she has suffered head injuries.
Lamba, MLA from Chandni Chowk constituency, initiated an anti-drug drive in the capital around 5 am in the morning, reportedly.
She took to Twitter to express that the attack will not stop her from conducting such campaigns.
नशे के खिलाफ लड़ाई का अंजाम … मुझ पर हमला कर मेरा सिर फाड़ दिया गया, खून बहने के वावजूद भी मैं मैदान नहीं छोडूंगी.. अगस्त क्रांति दिवस..— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) August 9, 2015
9 अगस्त क्रांति दिवस .. नशे के खिलाफ यह जंग जारी रहेगी.. यह हमारी जिद्द है… pic.twitter.com/b4UT64VgB1— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) August 9, 2015
Responding to Lamba, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted:
Later, AAP spokesperson Ashutosh tweeted alleging the whole incident as a conspiracy by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Locals told us-Man,attacked Alka lamba was working in Sweet shop. shop is owned by present BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma. pic.twitter.com/8bTzoJbpFu— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) August 9, 2015
Ashutosh also tweeted saying,” She was targeted as she was the only one who got hit in crowd. It’s a conspiracy. AAP will fight back .”
Meanwhile, AAP has blamed the Delhi police for not being able to provide adequate security during the campaign in a press conference.
While investigations are underway, such incidents prove that attacks cannot suppress the voice. Rather, they help in strengthening the movement.