New Delhi: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party and the opposition BJP on Sunday traded charges on the issue of alleged harassment of a senior woman officer by Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and corruption in an RTO office.

“CM Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP have an anti-women mindset and can go to any extent to harass officials who speak up against corruption and nepotism in the Delhi government,” Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari claimed.

He alleged that Transport Commissioner Varsha Joshi is being harassed for seeking transparency in the Rs 2,500-crore bus deal of AAP govt.

AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj questioned BJP as to why it was patronising corruption at Burari RTO and if it even knew about touts operating at the transport office. “There is a clear nexus if touts are openly roaming at the transport office. This cannot happen without the connivance of the department officers,” Bharadwaj said.

Kejriwal had inspected the Burari RTO — where fitness certificates are issued to auto-rickshaws and other commercial vehicles — on July 17 and observed that it had become a den of corruption.

He had said that people were complaining that their work at the office was done swiftly only through touts.

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