Amit Shah has criminal history, should not issue certificate of patriotism: AAP

AAP also said the BJP President is "not capable" of standing beside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of nationalism.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 7, 2016 5:30 pm
Delhi Government, school management committees, Delhi Sabha, Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Manish Sisodia, PWD, Delhi Jal Board, MCD and Delhi Police, delhi News ,LAtest news, India news Delhi Deputy Chief minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia. (Source: PTI Photo)

The war of words over the surgical strikes intensified on Friday with AAP hitting back at BJP chief Amit Shah, saying a man whose “criminal history is known to the entire country” is now issuing “certificates of patriotism”. AAP also said the BJP President is “not capable” of standing beside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of nationalism.

“Amit Shah is a blotch on political values. He does not have credentials to even utter Kejriwal’s name. The entire country is aware of his criminal history. He was externed (from Gujarat) and faced murder charges. “It is surprising that Shah is issuing certificates of patriotism and honesty,” Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia said.

Shah, who was an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was acquitted of murder charges by a special CBI court on December 30, 2014.

“The Army is ours…Our brothers from the hinterland join the force. How come they (BJP) have become the contractors of the Army and patriotism. “They are questioning Kejriwal’s patriotism? The entire country is aware of his patriotic sentiment. Is Shah even capable of standing next to Kejriwal when it comes to patriotism?” Sisodia asked.

Earlier on Friday, Shah took potshots at Kejriwal, saying he was the first one to cast doubts over the occurrence of surgical strikes and was trending on Twitter in Pakistan.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. A
    abhaykumar
    Oct 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm
    taklo no chapri dtani
    Reply
    1. R
      rajeev
      Oct 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm
      By this count most of AAP ministers should stop preaching
      Reply
      1. S
        Sridhar
        Oct 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm
        ROFL, Look who is speaking. There was a time just a few months ago that all of the people were scared that their degree would be called fake because it came with handwritten marks card. The Delhi cabinet has left no particular quota unused when it comes to getting ministers and MLAs found wanting, fake degree, ault and what not. Now they want to lecture other people on who is allowed to give a patriotism certificate. It will really benefit everyone, including Kejriwal and Sisodia if they stopped talking and did some work, get some dengue fears addressed, get some work done for Delhi
        Reply