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AAP politicising cow, will lodge plaint with EC: BJP

AAP politicising cow, will lodge plaint with EC: BJP
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New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was trying to incite communal tensions by "politicising the cow" and said it would lodge a complaint with the Election Commission.

The BJP's reaction came on a tweet by AAP Lok Sabha poll candidate Raghav Chadha in which he wrote "door to door campaigning by BJP" and posted a photo of a cow and a calf standing at the doorstep of a house.

The post has been liked by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said.

"We have taken an appointment with the Election Commission of India and will apprise them about how the AAP is politicising the cow, which is a symbol of harmony, and trying to create communal tension," Gupta, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly, told reporters.

The tweet is a violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and the Delhi BJP will lodge a complaint with the poll panel on Wednesday, he said.

BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri said complaints have been filed at the Govindpuri, Pul Prahladpur and Sangam Vihar police stations against the AAP for trying to incite communal tension through Chadha's tweet.

"We will urge the Election Commission (EC) to invalidate the AAP and urge them to ensure that FIRs are filed on these complaints.

"His (Chadha) said act has not only hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus but has also intended to create mutual hatred, differences and cause tension between different religions," he said.

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