NEW DELHI: Congress today slammed AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of playing "dirty communal politics" after Jama Masjid's chief cleric Ahmed Bukhari appealed to Muslims to vote for AAP.
"The kind of fatva which came from Shahi Imam, it cannot come without Mr Kejriwal going and touching his feet. Kejriwal must have requested him for support, so he issued a fatva.
"... This is a dirty communal politics played by both BJP and Aam Aadmi Party and people will realise this. This their politics, this their double game," AICC in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko said.
The Imam today appealed to Muslims to vote for AAP citing "grave threat" to the community from communal forces.
Soon after the appeal, AAP rejected the support saying it was against any type of caste and communal politics.
In his appeal, Bukhari urged the people to help AAP to form an "honest and secular" government in Delhi while accusing BJP of extending support to elements who are trying to divide the society.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the party does not require support of Bukhari as it was against any type of "caste and communal politics".
"AAP doesn't support the ideology of Imam Bukhari. We don't need his support," Singh said.