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Arvind Kejriwal is the 'mastermind' behind Quran desecration, alleges BJP

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and alleged that he is the "mastermind" behind the Quran desecration case in Punjab.

"Arvind Kejriwal is the mastermind behind this case," Delhi BJP unit chief Satish Upadhyay said.

File image of Satish Upadhyay. IBNlive

File image of Satish Upadhyay. IBNlive

"They are doing vote bank politics, which is hurting the unity and integrity of the nation. And it is not for the first time they are doing it, they have done it during the assembly elections too," the BJP leader alleged.

"We are demanding immediate arrest of Naresh Yadav," Upadhyay said.

"The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has always posed as the most honest party, now they should tell from where they brought Rs 1 crore to pay Vijay," Upadhyay questioned.

Slamming AAP leaders, Upadhyay said: "They should have felt ashamed before indulging in such activities during the holy Ramzan month."

AAP legislator from Mehrauli in Delhi Naresh Yadav was booked by Punjab Police in the desecration case after main accused Vijay Kumar claimed he was paid Rs 1 crore by Yadav to do so.

Sangrur police had arrested Vijay Kumar, Gaurav and Nand Kishore on charge of desecration of the Quran and said they belonged to right-wing Hindu organisation VHP.

There was arson in Malerkotla on 24 June night after pages of the holy book were found dumped near a drain.

A mob attacked and set Akali Dal MLA Farzana Alam's home on fire leading to communal tension.

The mob also exchanged gunfire with police, leaving several injured.

Updated Date: Jul 04, 2016 19:10 PM

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