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Badal Dal says: Apology of Ashish Khetan not acceptable, Arvind Kejriwal must apologise

July 6, 2016 | By

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today announced to reject the apology proffered by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashish Khetan for comparing his party’s youth manifesto withGuru Granth Sahab ji and said if anyone needed to apologise for Ashish Khetan’s comments, it was AAP Convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

In a statement written statement issued today, SAD MP and secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said “the blasphemy was committed in front of Kejriwal during a recent function held at Amritsar to release the party’s youth manifesto”.

[File Photos used for representational purpose only]

[File Photos used for representational purpose only]

“Kejriwal did not protest against the blasphemy then or even later giving a clear indication of the respect he has for the holy book of the Sikh community. Now it is incumbent on him to seek apology from the Sikh Sangat as well as take strictest action against Khetan. This is necessary to assuage the hurt feelings of the entire Sikh community”, he added.

Notably, the AAP leader Ashish Khetan had compared party’s election manifestos with religious granths during AAP’s rally in Amritsar on July 03. After his statement sparked controversy, Ashish Khetan had apologised for his comments on July 05.

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