BJP ac­cuses AAP of armed rally on Ram Navami; party rub­bishes charge

Millennium Post - - CITY - SAYANTAN GHOSH

NEW DELHI: Union Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar on Sun­day ac­cused mem­bers of mem­bers of Aam Aadmi Party of al­legedly in­cit­ing the crowd and vi­ti­at­ing the at­mos­phere out­side a mosque in the Cap­i­tal, a charge de­nied vo­cif­er­ously by the rul­ing AAP.

“On Satur­day, I saw on a chan­nel that on Sri Ram Navami, some saf­fron clad peo­ple gath­ered out­side a Delhi mosque with swords and raised in­cit­ing slo­gans. Later, it was re­vealed they be­longed to AAP. It is a clear at­tempt to vi­ti­ate at­mos­phere,” Javadekar said.

In re­sponse Javadekar’s al­le­ga­tion, AAP chief spokesper­son Sau­rabh Bharad­waj said, “Aam Aadmi Party is glad that the BJP’S cen­tral gov­ern­ment has fi­nally ac­cepted that Ram Navami pro­ces­sions by ra­bid in­tol­er­ant groups, which bran­dished swords and used deroga­tory slo­gans against Mus­lims, were an at­tempt to po­larise the so­ci­ety and a recipe for or­ches­trat­ing riots in Delhi.”

He fur­ther said, “This Ram Navami and Hanu­man Jayanti saw an un­prece­dented style of pro­ces­sions across Delhi. There were around 250 such big and small pro­ces­sions across Delhi. They had sought writ­ten per­mis­sions from Delhi Po­lice. The DCP ver­i­fied these or­gan­i­sa­tions and their pro­ces­sions routes com­pris­ing of Masjids and the DCPS gave them per­mis­sions.”

“Delhi Po­lice is di­rectly un­der the Bjp-led cen­tral gov­ern­ment and it would take him less than five min­utes to find out who or­gan­ised these Ram Navami and Hanu­man Jayanti pro­ces­sions in Delhi? Which or­gan­i­sa­tions are be­hind all this? As he is al­ready con­vinced that these or­gan­i­sa­tions were or­ches­trat­ing riots in Delhi, he should im­me­di­ately get them ar­rested and pros­e­cuted un­der law of the land,” the Greater Kailash MLA added.

Mir­ror­ing Javadekar’s words, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party pres­i­dent Manoj Ti­wari al­leged that some AAP work­ers dressed in saf­fron and wield­ing swords had raised provoca­tive slo­gans out­side a mosque dur­ing a Ram Navami pro­ces­sion.

The AAP said the ‘wild’ ac­cu­sa­tions were a des­per­ate bid to mis­lead the pub­lic and di­vert at­ten­tion from the rapes com­mit­ted in Un­nao and Kathua in BJP ruled states.

Re­fer­ring to a video clip tele­cast by a Hindi chan­nel, Ti­wari claimed that 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 raised provoca­tive slo­gans in front of a mosque in the Cap­i­tal, im­me­di­ately af­ter a Ram Navami pro­ces­sion passed by it.

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