AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and Jamia Shooter (Inset) (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the incident of shooting at students of Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia University by a minor and accused him of disturbing the environment of the national capital ahead of February 8 Assembly elections. AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that the BJP made their leaders give hate speeches as they can see defeat in the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections. The AAP leader also alleged that the home minister of the country wanted to postpone the elections in Delhi.
"HM Amit Shah wants to disturb environment of Delhi. First, they made their leaders give instigating speeches. BJP can see defeat in Delhi Elections, this conspiracy was hatched out of that fear. HM is conspiring to postpone polls," news agency ANI quoted the Singh as saying.
His remarks came in response to a question on Jamia shooting incident. A man, who went live on Facebook before committing the crime, opened fire at Jamia students in the presence of large police force. He shouted "Ye lo Aazadi (Here's your freedom)" while shooting at the students who were holding a protest march against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
One student was injured in the firing and his was rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre for treatment. In sheer apathy, the student injured in the shooting incident was made to jump the barricades to go for the hospital as the policemen allegedly refused to remove them. He sustained gunshot wound on his hand.
Hours before the attack, the Jamia shooter had gone live on Facebook. His Facebook posts before the attack indicated that he was aware of the consequences of his actions. "On my last journey, take me draped in saffron and shout slogans of Jai Shri Ram," one of them read.
The Opposition is blaming the recent hate speeches by Modi’s minister Anurag Thakur and other BJP leaders during the campaigning for the Delhi Assembly elections for the incident. They claimed that by openly raising slogans like "goli maro saalon ko (shoot the traitors)", the BJP leaders are instigating violence to sway the votes.