The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of vitiating the environment ahead of assembly election by inviting and felicitating families from Western UP, who have converted to Hinduism, on December 25.
Senior party leader Yogendra Yadav said the families from Western Uttar Pradesh, who got converted to Hinduism, are being brought to the city and felicitated on the eve of Swami Shraddanand Balidan Divas at the Ram Leela Maidan on Christmas.
He claimed that the event, which being organised by the RSS and its affiliates, will be attended by BJP MPs and possibly even some minister alongwith RSS functionaries.
“There is no harm in observing Balidan Diwas, but why are families being brought to Delhi from Western Uttar Pradesh on the Christmas Day. What sort of message is the BJP and the RSS trying to give through this programme?
“These are nothing, but attempts made to polarise the political atmosphere ahead of Delhi assembly election,” Yadav said.
He said that incidents like the riots at Trilokpuri and Bawana had already vitiated the political atmosphere in Delhi.
“We warn the BJP to stay away from such tactics. We are also alerting the Delhi Police and administartion to take a note of this,” Yadav added.
AAP’s Delhi convenor Ashutosh said that the party was using this tactic to “polarise” the situation ahead of Delhi polls.
“The BJP does not want to contest election on issues and developmental politics. Since it does not have any issue left, they are resorting to such tactics,” he said.