If the EC does not give us time, we will stage a sit-in in front of the ECI office on Monday, the AAP said. (Photo Credit: File Photo: PTI)
The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday demanded the Election Commission to ban Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning in the national capital over his alleged provocative speeches. AAP leader Sanjay Singh also demanded an FIR against him for his remarks.
Singh told a press conference here that it has been 48 hours since the AAP asked the Election Commission time to meet them but it has not been granted.
"If the EC does not give us time, we will stage a sit-in in front of the ECI office on Monday," Singh said.
Lashing out at the people protesting against the new citizenship law, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath last week alleged that the AAP government "supplies biryani" to the protesters. He also alleged that those who supported terrorists in Kashmir were staging protest in Shaheen Bagh and raising slogans of 'azadi'.
Addressing a series of rallies in Delhi, Adityanath said that "their ancestors divided India", so they have a grouse against this emerging 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat'.
At his first poll rally of the day at Karawal Nagar Chowk in support of BJP candidate Mohan Singh Bisht and Mustafabad's sitting MLA Jagdish Pradhan, Adityanath said the anti-CAA agitation was "against India" and an attempt to "malign the image" of the country.
“It is a roadblock in realising the dream of 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat'," he said.
The UP chief minister also attacked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, alleging he and his party were siding with protesters at Shaheen Bagh and that a Pakistan minister and AAP were speaking in similar terms.
"How did it happen? We don't know where all their (AAP's) links are," he said, referring to a tweet on Friday by Pakistan's Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Hussain on Delhi polls.
Kejriwal responded to him on Friday, saying the Delhi election was an internal matter of India and any interference by Pakistan, the biggest sponsor of terrorism, will not be tolerated.
"People of Delhi, you have to decide, whether you want better health, better education facilities, better environment, metro services or whether Delhi needs Shaheen Bagh. I am here to tell you that," Adityanath said, amid chants of 'Yogi, Yogi' and 'Jai Shri Ram'.