"The EC should not allow such elements to create hatred at such a sensitive juncture, when the country is in midst of general elections. The remarks openly incite people of one community to take revenge against another religious community and cannot be allowed to go unpunished,” the AAP said in a statement.
    
"It should immediately order registration of a criminal case against the BJP’s national general secretary Amit Shah for his inflammatory remarks aimed at spreading communal hatred," the statement added.
    
    
The Aam Aadmi Party said the BJP leader's utterances, which have not been denied either by him or his party so far, clearly constitute a criminal offence under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code.      

"These remarks are also a clear violation of the Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct," the statement said.
    
The Aam Aadmi Party also accused other BJP leaders of trying to stoke communal passions through their utterances.
    
"Only recently, its Delhi election campaign in-charge, VK Malhotra had named specific areas of the capital and allegedly termed those as terror hubs. The AAP demands a severe crackdown on such elements who are trying to take advantage of the election period to further their nefarious designs," the statement added.

(Agencies)

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