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AAP doing communal politics through its stand on beef row: VHP

VHP today accused AAP of “politicising” the Kerala House beef issue and said that its stand on the matter is “very dangerous” as it is vitiating the country’s atmosphere through “dirty politics”.

VHP also charged AAP of doing “communal politics” in a bid to “divide” society and the country, and said AAP leaders are trying to “settle their score” with Delhi Police.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had yesterday said that the Delhi police entering the state-run Kerala House on a complaint that it serves beef was an “attack on the federal structure”, a charge which was rejected by BJP.

Hitting out at AAP chief’s remark, VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain said, “The stand taken by AAP on the Kerala House beef row is very dangerous. The so-called proponents of secular politics are now doing communal politics in a bid to divide the society and the country.”

“VHP warns that for its dirty and cheap politics, AAP should not vitiate the country’s atmosphere,” he said.

He also raised strong objections to the kind of language used by AAP on the issue.

Jain said that while dictionaries across the world describe beef as cow meat, an attempt is being made to spread disinformation, by including buffalo meat as beef and justify beef consumption, which could lead to a Dadri-like incident.

Talking about the Kerala House controversy, the VHP leader said government offices or canteens anywhere in the country need to respect the laws of the respective states.

“Any government office anywhere in the country need to respect the laws. Kerala House is not an embassy of a foreign country, it is a part of India and should respect the laws of Delhi,” he said.

The VHP leader also said that “AAP was trying to settle its score with Delhi Police through its stand on the Kerala House row and it also wants to dilute action and attention of public against its legislators involved in various criminal activities.”

The AAP leaders have also demanded sacking of Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi, alleging that he misguided people on police entering Kerala House to investigate a complaint about beef being served in its canteen.

Other AAP leaders Ashutosh, Somnath Bharti, incharge of Kerala unit of party, and Raghav Chadha visited Kerala House and addressed a press conference outside its premises.