Chandigarh (Punjab) : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav, who has been booked for allegedly desecrating the Quran, today alleged that the ‘restless’ SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was hatching conspiracies.
Yadav told ANI that the alliance has become restless as the people of Punjab have decided to give absolute majority to the AAP in the upcoming assembly elections.
“I have become a victim of false conspiracies. I am working in Punjab. So, now they (BJP-SAD alliance) are trying to falsely trap the people one after another. Their restlessness is evident. The people of Punjab will give full majority to the AAP this time so they have become restless,” he said.
“We are public representatives so many people come to us. We know some of them by their faces. Anyone can come and meet us. How do I get related to a person who meets me and later on gets involved in a criminal act?” he added.
Asserting that the AAP will carry on its fight against corruption, Yadav said they won’t be scared of police action or FIR.
“All the Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians of Punjab are with us. So, there is no need for us to run. We are ready to join the investigation,” 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.
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)