AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that the BJP wants to postpone Delhi Assembly Elections. (Photo Credit: File/PTI)
New Delhi :
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday condemned the shooting at Shaheen Bagh and alleged that the BJP is planning to create a "big disturbance" in Delhi to postpone the February 8 Assembly elections as it could sense the defeat. "What is happening in Delhi? I had warned that a big disturbance is planned by the BJP in Delhi and a big conspiracy is being hatched by the BJP to postpone the polls," senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.
The remarks of the AAP leader came after a shooting at Shaheen Bagh, where anti-CAA protest has been going on for move more than one and half months. The incident took place on Saturday afternoon where a man, identified as Kapil Gujjar of Dallupura area, fired two rounds in air. He was soon taken into custody by Delhi police. After firing shots, the man shouted that "Humare desh mein sirf Hinduon ki chalegi aur kisi ki nahi (in our country only Hindus will prevail)."
This was the second incident of firing in three days in Delhi at anti-CAA protesters. Earlier on January 30, a teen shot at a student of Jamia Milia University during an anti-CAA march. Following the Jamia incident, the AAP had made similar claim that the BJP is hatching a conspiracy to disturb the environment and force Election Commission to postpone the Delhi Assembly elections.
"How is it possible that open firing is taking place in Delhi on a daily basis," Singh said, adding that the AAP has been seeking time from the EC to submit proof that the BJP was trying to disturb peace in the city.
"It is surprising that the Aam Aadmi Party has been seeking time from the Election Commission of India since yesterday and it is unfortunate that the ECI has not responded so far," he told reporters. Delhi BJP's media in-charge for polls Ashok Goyal, however, dismissed the AAP leader's charge and termed it as "nonsensical".