The zero hour in the Lok Sabha on Thursday saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress joining hands to demand derecognition of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the youth manifesto gaffe in Punjab besides other issues.

 

Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu said AAP had hurt the feelings of Sikhs in Punjab by using the picture of the Golden Temple along with the party symbol broom on its youth manifesto released in Amritsar on July 3. Joining his party colleague Santokh Singh Chaudhary, who raised the issue of alleged desecration of Quran, Bittu said the Election Commission of India should derecognise the rookie party.

 

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also joined the chorus, seeking the party’s derecognition over a suicide case involving an AAP activist in Delhi.

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