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Malerkotla Quran sacrilege: AAP disrupting communal harmony, says BJP

Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi : Demanding strict action against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav for allegedly desecrating the Quran, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said it exposed the real face of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party which hatches conspiracies and spreads hatred for electoral benefits.

Taking a jibe at Yadav’s remark, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said it is now evident that the AAP leaders would indulge in the same practice for which they are well-known.

“They will disrupt communal harmony and divide the people. This is the real face of the AAP. There should be strict probe against him (Naresh Yadav),” Tiwari told ANI.

“This is one of such examples cited by Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav,” he added.

Yadav was yesterday named in an FIR related to a recent case of alleged ‘desecration’ of the Quran.

The Sangrur Police booked Yadav after the alleged mastermind in the case, Vijay Kumar, disclosed that he had desecrated the Quran at the behest of the Mehrauli MLA and was offered Rs. one crore for the same.

“I have become the part of a political conspiracy. AAP MLA Naresh Yadav bribed me to carry out this work for political mileage in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. He asked me to do this and said he will make me rich. I fell in the trap and did this mistake,” Kumar said.

“Another person was also involved in this with me. He said Malerkotla was the only sensitive place in Punjab so he asked me to carry on this deed there,” he added.

The police arrested Vijay Kumar, Nand Kishore and his son Gaurav in this regard.

There was arson in Malerkotla on the night of June 24 after pages of the Quran were found dumped near a drain on Khanna road.

A mob attacked and set Akali Dal MLA Farzana Alam’s home on fire leading to communal tension.

The mob also exchanged gunfire with the police, leaving several injured. (ANI)

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