Delhi Elections 2020: Congress' Alka Lamba tries to slap AAP worker at polling booth
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The voting for Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 started today at 8 am and will conclude at 6 pm. While security at the polling stations has been beefed up to prevent any untoward incident, a scuffle broke out between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress workers near Majnu Ka Teela polling station.
During the scuffle, Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk and former AAP member Alka Lamba tried to slap an AAP worker at a polling booth near Majnu Ka Teela. Later Lamba, quoted by ANI, said that the AAP worker used 'abusive' language against her.
"As soon as I came out from polling booth I saw son of AAP candidate arguing with the police over getting admission inside polling booth. At that moment, an AAP worker Harmesh used abusive language against me. Thank the police who arrested him immediately," she said.
A video posted by ANI, showed Alka Lamba trying to hit a man who is identified as an AAP worker. As she slapped the man, police personnel present at the site intervened as she raised a complaint with the officials. She, however, couldn't hit the worker and missed the slap.
The video further showed the policemen escorting away the man. Congress workers and Alka Lamba were seen trying frantically to reach the man, who was shielded by the policemen.
After the incident took place AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that the Aam Aadmi Party will file a compliant with Election Commission against the action of Congress candidate.
Lamba is contesting from Chandni Chowk seat in the Delhi elections. Lamba had a two-decade-long association with the Congress party before she switched over to the newly formed AAP in December 2014 but later changed back to the Congress side.
Lamba cast her vote at polling booth number 161 at Tagore Garden Extension. Alka Lamba is contesting against Prahlad Singh Sahni of AAP and BJP's Suman Gupta.
Delhi recorded 14.75 per cent voter turnout in the first three hours of polling on Saturday with long queues of voters being seen outside many booths as the day progressed.
Over 1.47 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates in 70 assembly constituencies which are seeing a triangular contest among the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), opposition BJP and the Congress.
Posted By: Talib Khan