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JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal threatens to withdraw support from Aam Aadmi Party

Monday, 6 January 2014 - 12:11pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

JD (U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal, who had supported Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during vote of confidence and speaker election, threatened to withdraw support if party's leader Kumar Vishwas did not issue a public apology for his controversial remarks on Muharram.

Citing a video where Vishwas has allegedly joked about Muharram during one of his performances, Iqbal said he will raise the issue in the Delhi assembly.

"This kind of use of language about a religious event is shocking and extremely derogatory,” he said. “If he (Kumar Vishwas) apologises, then the issue is resolved, otherwise we might think of withdrawing support,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responded to Iqbal's allegations and said Viswas has already apologised for his comment. “Some 3-4 months back this issue was raised, Kumar Vishwas has already apologised for it,” he added.


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