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Swati Maliwal Incident: How To People Like Bibhav Kumar Get The Power To Do Such Things?

By Sunil Garodia
First publised on 2024-05-14 16:24:04

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Sunil Garodia Editor-in-Chief of indiacommentary.com. Current Affairs analyst and political commentator.

That Bibhav Kumar, the personal assistant of AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, misbehaved and allegedly assaulted AAP MP Swati Mailwal at the Delhi chief minister's residence has now been confirmed by party MP Sanjay Singh. Singh said Kejriwal has taken cognizance of the matter and has said that strict action must be taken against Bibhav Kumar. The party condemned his behaviour.

Swati Maliwal is a Rajya Sabha MP representing AAP. She was a former chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women. In two PCR calls to Delhi police from the chief minister's residence on Tuesday, May 13, Maliwal had informed the police that Bibhav Kumar had assaulted her and asked for help. After that, she had not approached the police to register her complaint. PCR calls are basically distress calls for help and do not result in automatic registration of complaint. Delhi police has said it will wait for a couple of days before approaching Maliwal to find out if she wants to pursue the matter and register a complaint against Kumar.

It is disgusting that the personal assistant to the chief minister had the courage to misbehave with and assault a prominent social activist and party leader who is also an MP. If he can do that to Maliwal, he can easily do the same, or worse, to a common citizen. This sense of entitlement, that being the PA to the chief minister gives him power over party leaders and common people, is something that is being all over India. Those working for, or connected to, top politicians - immaterial of whether these politicians are in important posts or not or whether they are from the ruling dispensation or the opposition, think they own the world. From bashing up people for obstructing their convoy (even killing them, as in Lakhimpur Kheri) or beating up toll plaza attendants for demanding that they pay up, the anti-social behaviour of such miscreants is crossing all limits. Political parties must come together to put a stop to this.