BJP's MP Vijay Goel has accused the Aam Aadmi Party for the vandalism of a Temple in Delhi's Chandi Chowk. He said the blame for the disruption of communal harmony lies with the AAP but added that he would not name names of those he believed were involved.
"No one would have thought there will be such an incident in Chandi Chowk. I believe AAP leaders are to be blamed as well, but I won't take names. The people here have told me how a quarrel between two neighbours was turned into a communal one, how people were brought in at night, and how the temple was attacked," Goel said on Tuesday.
He also spoke about the development in the case so far and said that leaders representing both the communities have assured of peace and harmony in the area.
"'There was a peace meeting in Hauz Khaz police station. Joint Commissioner Rajesh Khurana, DCP Randhawa and the SHO were present. There were leaders from both the communities who assured me of peace amongst them. Those who vandalised, there will be strict investigation carried against them... Three have been arrested in the case, more will be arrested if needed. There has been a 'Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb' here. I request the people to maintain peace," he said.
The BJP on Wednesday also questioned the 'secular' lobby in the Opposition over their silence on the issue of the vandalism of the Temple.
MLA Vijender Gupta, the leader of Opposition in Delhi, said:
"This is an unfortunate incident, the communal harmony should continue. The question is why aren't the accused have been arrested till now. Secondly, the political parties, be it Arvind Kejriwal's AAP or Congress or Mamata Banerjee, make a mountain of a molehill, spread lies, provoke people over small matters, mislead them to disrupt communal harmony. But today, since it is a matter of a Temple, will no one speak about it? Will no one talk about the arrests? But with regards to the Sugrical Strike, they will side with Pakistan? What kind of government is this? If something is wrong, it is a wrong everywhere.
Meanwhile, Congress' national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has questioned the BJP government in the Centre over the incident. He has questioned if that the BJP does not "care about the sentiments of majority".
"Day 2 of the temple incident and no action yet by Home Minister, Delhi Police under the BJP rules Centre. We know the ruling party doesn't care about minorities but does it also not care for the sentiments of majority?" he tweeted.