BJP damaging cultural, secular values of country: AAP

DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday alleged that the BJP was doing politics of hate under a “planned conspiracy” to damage the cultural and secular values of the entire country.

Sanjay Singh

Sanjay Singh, AAP-core committee member was speaking at a joint press conference after the AAP Rajasthan Workers meeting.

“Incidents of Dalit atrocities on children and adults, rationalist M M Kalburgi’s cold-blooded murder, authors returning their awards due to religious and creative intolerance, and hate speech of saffron leaders and Union ministers, including V K Singh. This is a planned conspiracy. Politics of hate is being going on… It is going on in the entire country to disturb Indian society and damage the cultural and secular values, which were strong since centuries,” Sanjay Singh, AAP-core committee member at a joint press conference after the AAP Rajasthan Workers meeting.

Not the least, the BJP was trying to build a temple after Nathuram Godse, who killed Mahatma Gandhi. It was very shameful, Singh further said.

“Modi is very concerned over Syria’s footballer as he posted tweets regarding him, but he is not concerned on the religious and creative intolerance,” he said.

“Why is he mute on Lalitgate involving two BJP women — Union minister Sushma Swaraj and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje — and mines bribery case in Rajasthan?” Singh, who was accompanied with Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh and Nitin Tyagi, said.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh further asked, “Why Modiji is not reacting on church attacks, murder of dalit children, Kalburgi’s murder, hate speeches by BJP ministers who speak only to be in media”.

On the revival mode of AAP in Rajasthan, Singh said that the party will make the Lalitgate, involving Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, mines bribery case and deteriorating law and order situation in the state a “public issue.”

The party alleged that corruption was so rampant in the state that no one can get a birth or death certificate without paying a bribe. The people are stuck with the mud politics of two parties, Congress and BJP, Singh said, adding that AAP will give them a respite in the 2018 assembly polls.

Party spokesperson Ashutosh said that the party has put up a single point agenda of ‘Brashtachar Mukt Bharat’ (Corruption Free India) and to change ‘Jan Chetana’ into ‘Jan Andolan’ (public conscience into public movement). We will go to all states to take up this mission, he said.

Detailing the revival plan of the party, Ashutosh said that the party’s organisational set up will be strengthened in every state, every district, up to the booth level, in a time-bound manner. He added that a Jan Chetna Yatra would also be organised in Punjab and Delhi. The AAP leader admitted that the party was facing hurdles in all its state units but will surely work on them.

On the strained relations between the AAP government in Delhi with the Centre, the party leaders alleged that the Modi government was defaming Kejriwal by conspiring to control MCD, Police and LG office.

“We have urged the Prime Minister not to make and treat Delhi as a Gujarat model where he used to do every thing that he wanted,” Singh said.

The AAP leaders also expressed concern on rising prices of essential commodities. Thousands of delegates from various parts of Rajasthan attended the AAP workers meeting today.