New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for spreading only hate, Amantullah Khan, newly elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator, said here on Wednesday, two crore people of Delhi had given electric shock to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Speaking to IANS, a day after winning the Okhla seat with a margin of over 71,000 votes — the second largest winning margin in this polls — he said the people rejected the politics of hate.
“I want to thank the people of my constituency for their love and support. The voters have proved that they wanted leaders to talk about issues concerning the people and not religions or playing the politics of hate. People have preferred politics of work over politics of hate,” Khan said.
Stating that the BJP could have bagged more seat if it had told people the work they wanted to do after polls, Khan said the hate had lost and the development had won. “People voted for the AAP as they trusted Arvind Kejriwal,” he said.
Rejecting the claims that he won because of religious factor, Khan said, “People voted me for my work.” On his big margin victory, he said the people reposed faith in him because of the work done by him for the several years.
The BJP had launched a vitriolic attack on the AAP and Khan saying they were supporting and instigating Muslims in and around Shaheen Bagh.
Taking a jibe at Shah who had said during the campaign that people should press the EVM button so hard that “the current is felt in Shaheen Bagh,” Khan said the people have given their reply.
However, the Okhla MLA said the BJP should look into the Shaheen Bagh issue. “As an MLA, I would like to say that Shah should go to Shaheen Bagh. He should talk to people, ask them about the issue.
“People are sitting there for the past two months. It’s not a short time. It’s time to resolve the issue.”
Stating that Shah is the Home Minister of India and the issue is related to the central government, Khan said, “If Shah himself can’t go to the protest site, he should send someone.”
People, particularly women and children, are staging sit-in at Shaheen Bagh since December 15.
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