Quran ‘desecration’ case: SAD calls for strict action against AAP MLA

By: | Published: July 3, 2016 4:24 PM

Asserting that the charges against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav for allegedly desecrating the Quran were extremely serious, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday called for strict action after a thorough probe into the matter.

Talking about AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is all set to roll out his party’s "youth manifesto" today at the start of his three-day Punjab tour, SAD leader Manjeet Singh added that the Chief Minister must first focus on fixing the problems of the national capital and then branch out to other states. (Reuters)Talking about AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is all set to roll out his party’s “youth manifesto” today at the start of his three-day Punjab tour, SAD leader Manjeet Singh added that the Chief Minister must first focus on fixing the problems of the national capital and then branch out to other states. (Reuters)

Asserting that the charges against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav for allegedly desecrating the Quran were extremely serious, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday called for strict action after a thorough probe into the matter.

Speaking to ANI here, SAD leader Manjeet Singh called on the AAP to maintain caution as they proceeded with their campaign since Punjab is a border area.

“Right from the 80’s Punjab has seen many problems. First the Guru Granth Saheb was disrespected and now Quran Sharif is being desecrated. AAP is welcome to fight the elections, however, they should not create any troubles there,” Singh said.

Talking about AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is all set to roll out his party’s “youth manifesto” today at the start of his three-day Punjab tour, Singh added that the Chief Minister must first focus on fixing the problems of the national capital and then branch out to other states.

“He should first control the youth of Delhi. He had tried to defame the youth of Punjab in drug issue. Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal are defaming the youth of Punjab regarding drugs. For mere votes, these people have defamed the people of Punjab who have stood for the country,” Singh said.

Earlier, the fresh charges against (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav for allegedly desecrating the Quran by the Sangrur Police in Punjab, came as a major blow to the party, which is gearing for the 2017 polls in the state.

Yadav was yesterday named in an FIR related to a recent case of alleged ‘desecration’ of the Quran.

The Sangrur Police booked Yadav after the alleged mastermind in the case, Vijay Kumar, disclosed that he had desecrated the Quran at the behest of the Mehrauli MLA and was offered Rs. one crore for the same.

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