In remarks that could be perceived as blaming a minority community, the AAP on Wednesday accused the BJP of settling Bangladeshis and Rohingyas in the country and using them to stage communal riots.
In response to the bulldozer drive against encroachments in violence-hit Jahangirpuri, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha, prominent MLA Atishi and other AAP leaders repeated the line throughout the day, even as they said that bulldozers should be used at BJP headquarters and Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence to ensure that there are no more riots in the country.
“The BJP is saying violence, riots and hooliganism will stop by running bulldozers and removing encroachments. But actually, the BJP itself is engineering hooliganism, violence and riots not just in Delhi, but across the country,” AAP’s MLA from Kalkaji Atishi said on Wednesday.
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She added that riots will not happen in this country after bulldozers are run on BJP headquarters and the residence of Shah.
Echoing her remarks, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia also said that the saffron party’s headquarters should be razed.
“This is the simplest way to end hooliganism in the country,” Sisodia told reporters.
The demolition in the Jahangirpuri area took place a day after Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta had written to the NDMC mayor, asking him to identify illegal constructions of “rioters” in the area and demolish them using bulldozers.
The two parties have also traded charges on the political allegiance of one of the alleged main conspirators of the communal violence.