NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday lambasted the BJP for allegedly using the Delhi Police to harass its workers.
Earlier in the day, four AAP workers were detained by the Delhi Police for pasting party posters in the city.
“The Delhi Police has become a puppet in the hands of the BJP. It is acting like a dictator. The police are harassing our party workers by arresting them for pasting posters on walls and claim that we are defacing the National Capital.
“But you take a walk across the city and one can see posters of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and BJP everywhere.
So why is the BJP targeting only the Aam Aadmi Party?” asked senior party leader and Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Sanjay Singh.
Another senior leader Manish Sisodia wondered why the Delhi Police was discriminating between the AAP and BJP workers.
“We are all against defacement, but if you want to implement the law, then have the same yardstick for everyone,” Sisodia said.
Meanwhile, the party decided to hold a rally at Jantar Mantar to pressure the ruling BJP and call for fresh elections.
“We will be holding a rally on August 3 at Jantar Mantar and demand fresh elections in the Capital,” AAP’s Delhi party unit secretary Dilip Pandey said.
Pandey and four AAP workers were arrested recently for allegedly inciting hatred by posting inflammatory posters.
The party, too, had attacked the BJP and had alleged that the saffron party was targeting AAP and its volunteers.