Refuting allegations on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav, who has been booked in connection with the alleged sacrilege of the Quran in Malerkotla, the party’s Punjab affairs in-charge, Sanjay Singh on Monday said Punjab will uproot “Badal Pvt Limited”.
“Badal’s government is trying to threaten us through Naresh Yadav. I just want to say to the Badal government that we are not going to be scared with all this. Put as many allegations as you want to, put us behind bars, we will not be scared. Our fight will continue. It is just the matter of five months - after that, Punjab will uproot ‘Badal Pvt Ltd’ ,” Singh told ANI.
“Badal is conspiring against Yadav under the influence of the RSS. He is being targeted. Yadav has cooperated with the police and has taken part in the investigation. Subsequently, the police gave a statement that there was no proof against Yadav and he will not be called for interrogation,” he added.
Before being arrested, Yadav had asserted that he will cooperate with the police in the investigation.
Yadav was booked under relevant sections of the IPC after one of the accused, Vijay Kumar, arrested in connection with the incident, claimed that he had done it at the behest of the AAP MLA.
The AAP MLA has been questioned twice in connection with this case by the Punjab Police.
Yadav and his party has denied the charges and alleged it to be a ‘political conspiracy’ to malign the party’s image ahead of the Punjab assembly polls.
A Punjab court had issued a warrant against Yadav On Saturday.
Tension flared in Malerkotla during the holy month of Ramzan as news spread that torn pages of the Quran were found in a drain, in front of a cemetery.
Earlier, party spokesperon Ashish Khetan had landed in trouble in Punjab when he compared the party’s manifesto to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the religious scripture of the Sikhs.