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On Tuesday evening, a video of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi Vice President and Laxmi Nagar MLA Abhay Verma went viral on social media. In the video, he can be seen leading a mob and chanting provocative slogans in his constituency.
The video was tweeted by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s official Twitter handle demanding action against the MLA for his inciteful slogans. In the video, he is heard chanting the infamous 'goli maaro' slogan with the mob.
Delhi is burning since last 48 hours. Home Minister @AmitShah has completely failed to control the law and order situation of Delhi.— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 26, 2020
BJP Delhi Vice President who's MLA from Laxmi Nagar can been seen inciting violence in Delhi.
Will @AmitShah act? https://t.co/LFBXRcUYY5
A shopkeeper from Laxmi Nagar market confirmed to Hindustan Times that he saw the MLA coming from Mangal Bazar and walking towards Vikas Marg at around 7 pm. His followers are seen with sticks and heard sloganeering on the streets in the video.
However, Verma claimed that he had gone to the market only to reduce tensions after rumours of stone-pelting in the area surfaced. He also said that his supporters didn't chant any provocative slogans.
Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari in an all-party meeting chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday appealed to all BJP leaders to establish peace in the national capital. He urged all leaders not to engage in anything that causes confusion and sends a wrong message to people.
"Everyone should refrain from making inflammatory statements. Intentionally, some people are trying to mislead the common people of Delhi. Efforts have been made for several days to end peace, goodwill, and brotherhood, in which residents are being instigated and provoked," he said.
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