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Shots have been fired at Naresh Yadav who is an MLA of Aam Admi Party while returning from a temple visit. This attack on the MLA and the volunteers of the Aam Admi Party has been done hours after the landslide victory in the 2020 Delhi Assembly elections where in the party has won 62 of the Capital’s 70 seats.
The MLA has escaped unhurt where as one volunteer has died while another has been injured.
The Aam Admi Party has posted in its official twitter handle saying that shots have been fired at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav and the volunteers who were accompanying him while they were on their way back from the temple. It has also mentioned that at least one volunteer has passed away due to the wound caused by the bullet that has been shot and another volunteer being injured.
The post in the official twitter handle of the party has added saying “Volunteer Ashok Mann has passed away in the attack at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav. Today we have lost one of our family member. May his soul rest in peace.”
The attack on the MLA of Aam Admi Party and his supporters has been done at around 10:30 pm on Tuesday night when Naresh Yadav was said to be in the Kishangarh village of south Delhi. He was standing in an open car along with his supporters after he left the temple when unknown persons had opened fire at his car.
Mr Naresh Yadav has said that there were celebratory fireworks in the area when his car was passing and he had initially thought that the sound was that of the fireworks that were being lit as a part of the celebrations. The MLA Naresh Yadav has made a move to another car when he had realized that his car has been shot at.
Mr Naresh Yadav has demanded the police to check the CCTV footage thoroughly in order to identify the assailants who shot at his convoy in an attempt to kill him, as said to the news agency ANI.
“The incident is really unfortunate. I do not know the reason behind the attack but it had happened all of a sudden. Around four rounds were fired. The vehicle I was in was attacked. I am sure if the police probes properly, they will be able to identify the assailant,” Naresh Yadav had been quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
Naresh Yadav had won from Mehrauli assembly seat with the Aam Admi Party winning with a voting percentage of 53.57 in 62 constituencies where as Bharatiya Janata Party has got eight seats with a vote share of 38.51 per cent and Congress party has drawn a blank in the successive elections for the second time in the assembly elections in Delhi.
The Mehrauli MLA, Naresh Yadav has defeated Kusum Khatri of the Bharatiya Janata Party with a margin of 18,161 votes.
The police sources has said that the attack is believed to be a gang war between two groups as Ashok Mann who has been the victim in the fire that has been shot had earlier shot at another group who have now shot at the convoy of Naresh Yadav.
By Shrithika Kushangi