Mistaken identity, this Ankit Bhardwaj is NOT a BJP member as AAP alleged

While BJP continues to rule the roost on social media, unlike pre-2014, other parties like Congress and AAP have also created a space for themselves on social media with dedicated volunteers supporting and defending their respective parties on various issues. In recent times, AAP social media volunteers especially have had to work hard because of party’s poor performance in Punjab/Goa state assembly elections and Delhi MCD elections. In the latest fiasco, a person called Ankit Bhardwaj, who claims to be a AAP party worker, reportedly attacked Kapil Mishra. The attack happened at the place where Kapil Mishra has started an indefinite fast for protesting against the alleged corruption of AAP leaders.

Soon after the attack, many prominent AAP social media volunteers started alleging that one Ankit Bhardwaj who is associated with Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha which is BJP’s youth wing was responsible for the attack and that he’s portraying himself to be an AAP volunteer.

The Ankit Bhardwaj who slapped Kapil is from BJP but it's being said he's from AAP. Ankit Bhardwaj is a state executive member of BJYM.

Even the official Aam Aadmi Party Twitter handle put out a video alleging the same, they have now deleted this tweet, but we managed to get a screenshot.

Sanjay singh exposes how Kapil Mishra's attacker BJYM member Ankit Bhardwaj is being potrayed as AAP Volunteer.

The video which has now been deleted can be seen here:

Arvind Kejriwal also retweeted this allegation via his Twitter account, the tweet by twitter handle @DaarubazMehta has now been deleted.

arvind-kejriwal-retweeted-the-same

As it turns out, the Ankit Bhardwaj who is associated with BJYM was not responsible for the attack and he’s clarified the same on his Facebook timeline.

Hello friends, suddenly while sitting in a meeting i got to know that a guy ankit bhardwaj slapped kapil mishra. And some aap leaders without finding d real truth started portraying me that guy. So i want to clearify here that its not me. M not at all connected with this incident. That guy is itself an Aap karyakarta. So kindly stop spreading rumours and dont believe on these fake things. Thank you Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

He has also stated the same before media channels that he wasn’t the one who attacked Kapil Mishra and that he’s being unnecessarily defamed.

In this constant political battle between different parties on social media parties, truth often becomes the first casualty.

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