NEW DELHI:The AAP on Friday lashed out at the BJP for its newspaper advertisement featuring a garlanded sketch of social activist Anna Hazare. Accusing the saffron party of ‘killing the second Gandhi’ on Martyrs’ Day, the AAP demanded that the BJP should apologise not only to Hazare but also to the people of Delhi. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said: “Nathuram Godse killed Gandhiji on this day in 1948. BJP has killed Anna in its ad today.”
Asking the BJP to apologise, he also said, “Evil forces will try to divert your attention.
But please stay focused on a positive agenda for Delhi.” Stating that the ad goes against the Election Commission guidelines, the AAP demanded the intervention of the poll panel. The BJP advertisement also includes Kejriwal’s cartoon in which he is seen promising not to take support from the Congress and marrying the Congress in the backdrop of garlanded sketch Hazare.
The Delhi state unit of the Peace Party of India announced its merger into the AAP in presence of party leaders Sanjay Singh and Dilip Pandey.
State unit president of the Peace Party Sher Mohammad Khan, top office bearers and around 300 workers joined the AAP at a function here on Friday. After completing their series of Delhi Dialogues, the party will come up with their manifesto on Saturday .