New Delhi, Jan 28: Close on the heels of arrest of neo-Tukde gang poster boy Sharjeel Imam, BJP national president J P Nadda on Tuesday wanted to know what is the link between such elements and AAP leadership.
"Tumhara aur Sharjeel ka kya rishta kya hae (What is the nexus between you and Sharjeel)," Mr Nadda said at an election rally at Hari Nagar. In another meeting at Tilak Nagar, Mr Nadda said elected Delhi Chief Minister (Arvind Kejriwal) is said to have taken own oath to protect Constitution of India and to work in country's interests, but lamented that: "these people are supporting those who are out to harm India". "For AAP, votes come first and not the country," Mr Nadda said adding these are the same people who have said that they stand by the protestors of Shaheen Bagh. Meanwhile, addressing a party workers meeting at Raipur in Chhattisgarh, Home Minister Amit Shah said that Sharjeel Imam's conduct and utterances were more dangerous than the likes of Kanhaiya Kumar.
"Now Sharjeel has been arrested in Delhi and he will face the law and stay behind bars," the Home Minister said. The BJP also made alleged 'laxity' shown by the Delhi Chief Minister and his administration on initiating legal actions against Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid for sedition charges against them in 2016 case. Earlier in the day, alleged mastermind of Shaheen Bagh protest Sharjeel Imam was arrested in Bihar. Shaheen Bagh has emerged as a neo-epicentre of all political activities vis-a-vis Delhi polls of February 8. (UNI)