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BJP files police complaint against AAP MLA

BJP files police complaint against AAP MLA

New Delhi: Delhi unit of BJP today filed a complaint with Delhi Police against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan accusing him of using “abusive language” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event last month and demanded action against him.

A delegation of BJP leaders, including party’s Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay, met Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar and submitted a copy of the video it obtained from “social media”.

When contacted, an AAP spokesperson questioned the veracity of the video. However, Khan defended his alleged remarks saying that he was merely criticising the “anti-Dalit” and “anti-minority” policies of the BJP-led government at the Centre.

After filing the complaint, Upadhyay alleged that the opposition’s politics is surviving on a competition of using “abusive” language against the Prime Minister.

He claimed that the Okhla MLA had made the remarks at an event organised by Delhi government’s Urdu Akademy last month.

Khan said, “What wrong did I say? I just said that Modi government is against Dalits. I spoke against the policies of the government considering the way it is suppressing the rights and freedom of Dalits, minorities and students and sending them to jail after framing them in false cases.”

The delegation, under the leadership of Delhi BJP In-charge Shyam Jaju, demanded legal action against Khan.

Senior police officers said the complaint will be looked into and an investigation taken up to verify the charges against the MLA.

“The BJP leaders met the Commissioner and lodged their complaint. It will be looked into and appropriate action will be taken as per law,” Taj Hassan, Special Commissioner (Crime Branch) and chief spokesperson of Delhi Police, said.