The Aam Aadmi Party said on Monday it didn’t order the razing of a water kiosk outside a historic gurdwara in Delhi, a day after pamphlets were hurled at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Punjab for his party’s alleged role in the controversial event.
The party said the demolition of the piao (drinking water kiosk) outside the Sis Ganj gurdwara in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area was ordered by the New Delhi Municipal Council in accordance with a high court order.
“The NDMC is being run by BJP. AAP had no role in that decision,” said party leader Himmat Singh Shergill.
The reaction came after unidentified persons threw pamphlets at Kejriwal, calling him anti-Sikh, when he stepped out of the Golden Temple on Sunday afternoon.
The protesters also raised anti-Kejriwal slogans before they were overpowered by AAP supporters. Police said they had no clue about the persons who threw the leaflets.
The AAP is going all out to win in the Punjab polls early next year and has expressed intentions of fighting all 117 seats in the state. It has focused on the state’s drug problem and Kejriwal has repeatedly attacked the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine as well as the opposition Congress.