BJP workers on Monday held protest in Delhi against Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) legislator Naresh Yadav. In a major blow to Aam Admi Party ahead of Punjab polls, an FIR has been registered against its MLA Naresh Yadav in a Quran desecration case.
The Aam Aadmi Party legislator was summoned on Sunday to join probe in connection with the alleged sacrilege incident in Malerkotla on June 24 after one of accused Vijay Kumar claimed that he had acted at the behest of the legislator. As AAP leader name cropped up into the incident, BJP and Congress attacked Arvind Kejriwal saying his party has been exposed.
The accused Vijay also said that he was offered Rs 1 crore by Naresh for his act. In the FIR, Yadav has been accused of stoking communal tension in Punjab.
Earlier, the police had arrested three men- Vijay Kumar, Nand Kishore Goldy and Gaurav-who have reportedly confessed.
Meanwhile, AAP leaders came out in support of their legislator Naresh Yadav and lashed out at the BJP-SAD alliance in Punjab, saying that the party’s popularity has rattled the ruling dispensation prompting it to ‘cook up’ cases.