A video showing Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan involved in an alleged hate speech against the Narendra Modi government has been surfaced, reports have said.
The legislator from Okhla is seen using derogatory language against the Modi government, following which AAP has defended him saying the comments by its MLA were “not a personal attack on the Prime Minister but a justified complaint against the central government.”
Khan delivered the speech when he was addressing a gathering during a mushaira at the Red Fort on February 16.
Khan has admitted that he has used such language against the Modi government:
“Yes, I have used the word ha……. for the central government because it has been denying the poor and the minorities their rights. It has been batting for the industrialists and the haves and depriving the have-nots. The literal meaning of the word ha……. is one who takes away what does not belong to him. Is this not what the Modi government is doing by depriving the minorities and the poor?,” he was quoted as saying by a national daily.
The MLA, while making the speech, allegedly made an appeal to the members of Muslim community to ‘gherao’ Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s house.
“If all of you decide to gherao the Home Minister’s residence…Delhi has a huge Muslim population. If you start doing that, I can assure you that the government will not dare to touch your children,” he is seen saying this in the video.