'AAP workers creating communal tension,' says BJP, files complaint

17 April 2018, 08:32 AM
'AAP workers creating communal tension,' says BJP, files complaint
'AAP workers creating communal tension,' says BJP, files complaint

The BJP on Monday lodged a complaint that some AAP workers dressed in saffron clothes tried to create tension by raising provocative slogans and waiving swords in front of a mosque during a Ram Navami procession in the national capital, a day after the party's Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari made the charge.

The complaint, lodged with the Deputy Commissioner of Police or DCP of New Delhi, demanded action against AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and lawmaker Amantullah Khan.

The Delhi BJP's good governance cell in-charge Shailender Singh lodged the complaint.

"The complaint has been received from Delhi BJP. We will enquire into it," said Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

The AAP denied the charge, and said such "wild" accusations were a desperate bid of the BJP to mislead the public and divert attention from the crimes committed under its rule in Unnao and Kathua.

Referring to a video clip telecast by a Hindi channel, Mr Tiwari had claimed that the AAP and the Congress were trying to "break" the society as development was no longer an issue for them and trying to defame the BJP.

Describing the incident, he alleged that a group of four or five people wearing saffron gamchas and wielding swords had raised provocative slogans in front of a mosque immediately after a Ram Navami procession passed by it.

He alleged that the person leading the group was an AAP worker and was sent by the ruling party to incite communal tension in the national capital.

First Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 08:25 AM
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