Delhi assembly condemns attack on AAP Dalit councillor

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Delhi assembly on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the attack on an AAP Dalit councillor at a joint session of the three municipal corporations in the city.

Rakesh Kumar, councillor from ward 82 in Old Delhi, was seen on video being assaulted by BJP councillors during the joint session held at the Ramlila Maidan here.

Condemning the attack on the Aam Aam Party councillor who is a Dalit, legislator Somnath Bharti moved a resolution at a special session of the Delhi assembly to discuss the matter.

AAP legislators alleged that the councillor was attacked because he belonged to the Dalit community.

“He was not attacked because he was an AAP councillor but because he belonged to Dalit community. The BJP has always been anti-Dalit”, said legislator Alka Lamba.

Another AAP legislator, Rakhi Birla, called the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi “anti-Dalit.

“This is an anti-Dalit government, Birla said.

The AAP legislators urged the police to register a case against those who attacked the councillor.

The Delhi government had called a two-day special assembly session on Thursday and Friday to discuss issues of corruption in the BJP-led civic bodies.

In a counter move, the three civic bodies called a joint session for the first time since their trifurcation in 2012 to discuss issues related to the Delhi government.

–IANS

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