‘You cannot connect the death with ticket, it’s wrong’, says Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia

Over the death of Aam Aadmi Party’s trade wing secretary, Sandeep Bhardwaj Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said it was wrong to allege the AAP leader took his life.

AAP leader Sandeep Bhardwaj’s body was found dead on Thursday at his Rajouri Garden residence on which Deputy CM Sisodia said Bhardwaj did not take his life but was murdered.

While connecting his death over the death Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia said, Sandeep Bhardwaj, himself denied a party ticket to contest the upcoming MCD polls.

Earlier on Friday, the Delhi deputy chief minister Sisodia addressed the press conference and said, “This is very sad. Sandeep Ji was close to me too. He used to play a very important role in the trade wing. You cannot connect the death with the ticket, it’s wrong.”

Meanwhile, Manoj Tiwari alleged that Bhardwaj did not die by suicide.

“I believe it is not suicide but murder. Sandeep Bhardwaj was assured ticket. Evidence doesn’t make it look like suicide. It’s also coming to the knowledge that a ticket for that seat was sold. Abetting suicide is also like murder. AAP chief and leadership have committed sin,” Tiwari said.

Moreover, one of Bhardwaj’s friends took him to the “Kukreja hospital”.

“A PCR call was received from Kukreja Hospital, Rajouri garden at 4.40 PM that one person Sandeep Bhardwaj s/ o Naresh Bhardwaj R/0 B 10/15, Rajouri garden Delhi Age 55 yrs has been brought dead due to hanging at residence. Crime’team has been called at the place,” police said.

Over Bhardwaj’s death, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief and offered condolences.

Taking to Twitter CM Kejriwal tweeted, “Extremely saddened by the sudden death of Aam Aadmi Party worker Sandeep Bhardwaj in Delhi. May God give his soul a place at his holy feet. My condolences to his family members in this hour of grief and the entire party stands with the family members of Sandeep Ji in this difficult time.”

Under section 174 Crpc inquest proceedings are being conducted as per law.

However, further investigation into the matter is underway.

A week ahead of the MCD elections the incident took place. The MCD elections will be held on 4 December and the counting of votes will take place on 7 December.

Furthermore, from both Bharatiya Janata Party BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) there are 250 valid candidates and Congress has 247 seats as three nominations of Congress were canceled in MCD elections.

Notably, currently, BJP holds the civic reins in the national capital and AAP is in the power. The contest is two-way between the BJP and AAP.