Former Congress MLA in Delhi, Asif Khan, has stirred a huge controversy by urging Muslims in East Delhi parliamentary constituency to not vote for the AAP candidate Atishi claiming that she was a Jewish by faith. In a viral video, former Okhla MLA was heard saying that Muslims will never accept the leadership of Jew.
The comments by Khan evoked angry reactions from his political rivals and social media users. who detected a glaring anti-semitism in Khan’s controversial remarks. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted saying that Atishi was a Rajput and capable of fighting like Jhansi ki rani.
मुझे दुःख है कि बीजेपी और कांग्रेस मिलकर हमारी पूर्वी दिल्ली की प्रत्याशी @AtishiAAP के धर्म को लेकर झूँठ फैला रहे है.
बीजेपी और कांग्रेस वालो! जान लो- 'आतिशी सिंह' है उसका पूरा नाम. राजपूतानी है. पक्की क्षत्राणी…झाँसी की रानी है. बच के रहना. जीतेगी भी और इतिहास भी बनाएगी.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) April 27, 2019
Atishi has recently been in news after she demanded the BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir’s disqualification since he allegedly held two voter ids. Responding to her allegations, Gambhir responded accusing Atishi of having no vision.
Delhi has seven Lok Sabha seats and all seats will go to polls on 12 May. The counting will take place on 23 May.
Real face of Congress exposed :
Its habitual offender former Okhla MLA Asif Khan falsely calls @AtishiAAP a Jewi & says Muslims won't accept her. Shameless turncoat @ArvinderLovely who was till recently in BJP is sitting there. Here is the evidence : pic.twitter.com/Hn4Gt7EFBm
— Nagendar Sharma (@sharmanagendar) April 27, 2019
Atishi is a hindu, a muslim, a jew, a christian, a sikh, a jain, a buddhist, a parsi, an atheist – she is every Indian whose dream is a better world for our children.
— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) April 27, 2019
Asif & Gang were desperate to make Italian Origin woman as PM of India.
They are branding a Punjabi-Rajput Delhi born scholar girl as "Yahudi". https://t.co/A0ELgttdI1
— Saurabh Bharadwaj (@Saurabh_MLAgk) April 27, 2019
बीजेपी और कांग्रेस ने आप उम्मीदवार @AtishiAAP के धर्म को लेकर झूठ फैलाया.
— Milind Khandekar (@milindkhandekar) April 27, 2019
ये बहुत दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है कि जिस आतिशी के काम पर चर्चा होनी चाहिए , उस आतिशी के धर्म और जाति को मुद्दा बना दिया गया है और वो भी देश की राजधानी दिल्ली में। https://t.co/SzYr5P1xyK
— Vinod Kapri (@vinodkapri) April 27, 2019
This is COMMUNALISM. There is no difference between this man and the Hindutva leaders who invoke anti-Muslim rhetoric for provoking Hindus.
Secular Constitution protect the interest of Jew and even an atheist to contest election. https://t.co/kt3fGFvbUL
— Hilal Ahmed (@Ahmed1Hilal) April 28, 2019
Asif Md Khan, former Congress MLA from Okhla, said at a poll rally Atishi (of AAP) is a "Yehudi" (Jew) and "Muslims cannot vote for a Jew".
Atishi is not a Jew. Even if she were that is no bar in #India. #Congress stands for anti-semitism. India does not. https://t.co/iC8eqUsSK8
— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) April 27, 2019