August 20, 2016 6:19:05 pm
Minister for Water, Tourism and Culture in Delhi government Kapil Mishra has said that the attack on Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) state office in Ahmedabad on August 17, was an “attack on Gujarati asmita” and “insult to the people of gujarat”.
Addressing media persons in Ahmedabad on Saturday, he said that attack on AAP’s office was an attack on the “cutlure, identity and asmita of gujarat” because Gujarat was the land of Mahatma Gandhi and is famous for spreading the message of “love, ahimsa and peace” all over the world.
He also said that it was surprising that the assailants were later on felicitated by BJP leaders in Jawahar Chowk area of Manainagar. He alleged that the accused soon after being released on bail by the court, were taken to the office of a BJP corporator in Maninagar area and felicitated for what they did at AAP offce.
Stating that the accused involved in the attack on AAP office, prepared videos of their crime and then circulated it on social media, he said that it indicated the “glorification of a new culture of atrocity and violence in the society, a dangerous trend entering our society”. However, he said that the attacks on AAP indicated the party’s growing popularity. “The political rivals are getting disturbed by the rising popularity of AAP in Gujarat and hence, these attacks”, he said.
“They want to threaten AAP by attacking our offices but we will not be cowed down”, he said. Mishra, who is going to stay for a few days in the state to address public meetings in Surat and other parts of South Gujarat, said that his party would contest all the 182 assembly seats in forthcoming assembly elections.
Asked if his party would enter into political alliance with any other party, he said, “We will win majority of the seats and form the government on our own”.
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