The opposition party also took the matter to the Election Commission seeking stern action against the party and its leaders, including derecognition of AAP. (Agencies)
Leading the attack, BJP leader Arun Jaitley drew parallels of Arvind Kejriwal with Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, saying, "If Joseph Goebbels was re-born he surely would have joined the Aam Aadmi Party."
He said while Kejriwal was neither arrested nor detained by the Gujarat police, the AAP leader made his "non-detention into a national crisis".
BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi also accused Kejriwal and AAP of being hand-in-glove with Congress, claiming the two were together trying to help each other.
"The anarchist attitude the AAP has adopted, it is the latest goon squad hired by the Congress party. Yesterday's incident proves beyond doubt that far more deeper games are being played in this country and the latest deals which have been unearthed from either within the country or outside the country whether it is UK, Italy or Sweden. This is a diversionary tactic by Congress to take away the focus from the real issues," Lekhi said.
Accusing AAP of spreading anarchy and vitiating the atmosphere ahead of polls, BJP demanded strict action against it from the Election Commission alleging that some foreign forces were behind such violent incidents to create instability in the country and demanded a probe.
"We have asked the Election Commission to initiate steps against the new outfit to stop it from disturbing the peaceful atmosphere. We fear more such incidents in the coming days and have asked the EC to take steps so that such instability and anarchy is not spread by AAP. It seems some foreign forces are conspiring to create instability in the country," Naqvi said after a meeting with the poll body.
Jaitley said, "My experience of the last few days has been that AAP utilized the propaganda technique of manufacturing an issue, real or fictional, and then persisting with it. Unable to defend its disastrous 49-day performance in Delhi, it invented the issue of a prominent corporate house as a political issue."
On Wednesday, he said the protests all over the country are now being justified as peaceful actions, with AAP leaders claiming in shrilled tone that victims are the real culprits.
Lekhi said Kejriwal's questioning by the Gujarat Police was a non-issue-an inconsequential instance of administrative implementation of law and order which was blown out of proportion. She said once the Model Code comes into effect the administration works directly under the EC.
She said looking at the past incidents, it has been proved that AAP has come to the aid of the Congress when it sat on a dharna outside Rail Bhawan to divert attention and stop questions being raised on Congress over the post-mortem report of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor's death that it was unnatural.
She said now that the scams like Augusta Westland and the VVIP Chopper deal had come out, Kejriwal is trying to make non-issues into issues in a bid to divert public attention.
Lekhi said AAP members are children of an "unconstitutional" NGO and added that AAP founder member Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay had held a press conference suggesting that CIA funding and several other things are involved in the functioning of AAP.
"Why the government has not found time to track these activities," she said.
BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the EC assured the delegation that stern steps will be taken against such incidents and those involved in yesterday's violence and that no one will be permitted to vitiate and disturb the peaceful atmosphere during polls.
He accused AAP of being "the gentle face of Maoism" and said they think they are a law unto themselves.
"They are trying to hijack democracy through anarchy," he charged.
The BJP delegation also handed over a CD of violent incidents outside the BJP headquarters here and demanded a probe and action against those working at the behest of "some foreign forces" that threaten democratic system in the country.
The opposition party also took the matter to the Election Commission seeking stern action against the party and its leaders, including derecognition of AAP.