The Gujarat Police allegedly raided Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headquarters in Ahmedabad Friday night and then departed empty-handed, according to the AAP.
However, the Ahmedabad police have denied carrying out any such raid.
Isudan Gadhvi, the chief of the Gujarat branch of the party, tweeted that the Police reportedly stated they would return.
Mr. Kejriwal, who arrived in Ahmedabad this evening for a two-day trip to Gujarat, said that the BJP is “shocked by the popular support AAP is receiving.”
“As soon as Kejriwal arrived in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat Police conducted a raid at the Aam Aadmi Party headquarters. spent two hours searching. Unable to find it. said he would return, “Read Isudan Gadhvi’s tweet.
“The overwhelming support the Gujarati people are giving the BJP is abhorrent. In Gujarat, a storm is building in AAP’s favor. After Delhi, raids have now begun in Gujarat as well. In Gujarat as well as Delhi, nothing was discovered. In a rough translation, we are steadfastly honest and Americans “the tweet from Mr. Kejriwal.
This morning, Ahmedabad police denied that any such raid had taken place on Twitter.
“Social media has been used to spread the word that the Police raided the Aam Aadmi Party headquarters. The city police have not conducted any such searches, “It read.
Mr. Gadhvi responded by stating that three police officers had arrived for the raids. “They lacked any paperwork or warrant. It is obvious that the raid was not authorized. It wasn’t mentioned in the documents. In Gujarat, the BJP likes to harass individuals in this way.”
The BJP and AAP are at odds, and the federal investigative agencies in Delhi and Punjab are looking into AAP.
The Central Bureau of Investigation searched Manish Sisodia, Mr. Kejriwal’s deputy, last month because of alleged fraud in the alcohol policy.
The Enforcement Directorate conducted multiple raids in Punjab on locations connected to AAP MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjan Majra. According to AAP, the raid on the lawmaker from the Amargarh assembly seat was motivated by political vengeance.
In Gujarat, which the BJP has dominated for decades, Mr. Kejriwal is attempting to carve out a space for himself.
Throughout his several trips to the state, he has said that the BJP is worried due to the rising popularity of the AAP, which is in power in Delhi and Punjab.
Several AAP activists were arrested in May after holding demonstrations outside the BJP headquarters in Surat opposing police action against councilors.
BJP employees and AAP demonstrators battled in Surat throughout the day, resulting in minor injuries.
The AAP protesters were led by its state unit president, Gopal Italia.
Mr. Kejriwal tweeted after posting a video showing party members being beaten: “Check out these thugs. Beating out loud. They have spawned hooliganism throughout the nation.
Will this be how the nation develops? Because they want unemployed goons for politics, they will never give your children a proper education or a job. Against them, every patriotic youngster must band together “.