- Congress’s Alka Lamba tried to slap AAP worker at Delhi’s Majnu Ka Tilla
- Video shows Ms Lamba lunging with right hand raised high to slap him
- Ms Lamba is a former AAP MLA, she joined Congress last October
A fight between Congress and Aam Aadmi Party workers broke out outside a polling booth in north Delhi’s Majnu Ka Tilla today after the Congress’s Alka Lamba tried to slap an AAP worker.
In a mobile video, a man who reportedly belongs to the party led by Arvind Kejriwal is heard shouting at Ms Lamba, who suddenly lunges with her right hand raised high to slap him. The man moves back and Ms Lamba misses her target.
Within seconds, the man is escorted away by a ring of policemen. However, Congress workers chase and surround the policemen. Ms Lamba and some Congress workers are seen trying frantically to reach the man, who is still shielded by the policemen.
“As soon as I came out of the polling booth, I saw the son of an AAP candidate arguing with the police over entering the booth. At that moment, an AAP worker, Harmesh, used abusive language against me. I thank the police for arresting him immediately,” Ms Lamba said, news agency ANI reported.
Ms Lamba, a former MLA of the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP from Chandni Chowk, fell out from the party after disagreements with Mr Kejriwal on party matters accumulated to a point that they had to go separate ways.
She joined the Congress in October last year. Ms Lamba worked with the Congress for 20 years before she quit the party and joined the AAP. She won the Delhi election in 2015 from Chandni Chowk.
On September 19, Ms Lamba was disqualified from the Delhi assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel for defection.
Over 1.47 crore voters face the choice of re-electing the AAP or replacing it with the BJP or the Congress. The polling marks the end of a bitter face-off that saw exceptionally coarse language and communally-charged attacks.
The results of the Delhi election will be out on Tuesday.