BJP, Congress MLAs warn AAP: Donít enter our turf without letting us know

A day after breezing through the trust vote, the AAP MLAs came in for severe criticism from the Congress and the BJP on Friday, with MLAs of both parties "warning" AAP MLAs not to breach the constitutional right of the elected members by visiting their constituencies without informing them. One Congress MLA even threatened to beat them up if they came to his area without his permission.

The issue united BJP and Congress and they demanded that the Speaker order that AAP MLAs not to indulge in practices that would result in bad blood among MLAs.

The issue was raised by Congress MLA Prahlad Singh Sawhney who complained to Speaker M S Dhir about the AAP candidate who lost to him in Chandni Chowk.

"The AAP candidate, Vikram Badhwar, who lost to me in the Delhi elections has been doing the rounds in my constituency along with government officials. He has directed the officials to undertake development tasks. It is my right to undertake development work in my area and he has no right to have officials accompanying him. This is very a dangerous trend and would only spread anarchy," Sawhney told the Speaker.

MLAs of both parties expressed shock over the revelation and protested when Dhir said the issue will be discussed with CM Kejriwal.

"You cannot avoid your responsibility of protecting our rights as MLAs," Lovely said.

BJP MLA R P Singh, also a friend of the Speaker, called him, "Sardar but not asardar."

Congress MLA Asif Mohammed Khan threatened to beat up AAP candidates if they came to his constituency without his permission.

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