- Shazia Ilmi alleged that Mustafa used the word ‘Hindu’ in his statement.
- Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha also slammed Mustafa for his alleged remarks.
- Mohd Mustafa’s wife Razia Sultana is the Congress candidate from Malerkotla assembly constituency.
Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accused Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Principal Strategic Advisor and former Indian Police Service officer Mohammad Mustafa of allegedly making provocative statements against a community at a public meeting in Malerkotla. However, Mustafa, the state minister and husband of Congress candidate Razia Sultana, has vehemently denied the allegation. A purported video of Mustafa was shared by BJP leaders, Sambit Patra and Shazia Ilmi on their Twitter handle.
‘Mustafa used the word Hindu’
State BJP general secretary Subhash Sharma said that his party will file a complaint against Mustafa with the Election Commission, demanding registration of a case against him. Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha also slammed Mustafa for his alleged remarks and alleged that the Congress was trying to disturb the atmosphere in the state nearing the assembly elections. BJP national spokesperson Ilmi, while addressing the media in Chandigarh, alleged that Mustafa used the word ‘Hindu’ in his statement.
Malerkotla is a Muslim majority district
Mustafa’s wife Razia Sultana is the Congress candidate from Malerkotla assembly constituency. Malerkotla is a Muslim majority district in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party showed a purported video clip at the press conference, in which Mustafa can be heard saying at a public meeting in Malerkotla on January 20, “I swear to Allah that I will not allow him to do any programme.” I am ‘Quami Fauji’. I am not an RSS agent who will hide in the house out of fear.
‘I swear to Allah that…’
Mohammad Mustafa purportedly said in the video, ‘If they try to do this again, I swear to Allah that I will beat them up in their house.’ However, Mustafa denied using the word ‘Hindu’ and said that he had simply targeted Aam Aadmi Party workers as some of them had chased him and tried to misbehave with him.
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