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Shazia Ilmi responds to controversial video; says it's a play of words

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 8:28pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA Webdesk

In the video, Aam Aadmi Party's Shazia Ilmi is seen asking some Muslim leaders to vote for the AAP instead of Congress. She says, "Muslims are too secular and should be communal which is for their own good." after which she is also adds, "I know it's controversial, but it's also necessary".

She then defended herself by saying that it was only a play of words, and that she was asking people to vote for Arvind Kejriwal, who is not a Muslim. She went on to say, that she was only making fun of people who say that Muslims are communal, and that communalism doesn't mean inciting hatred.

Ilmi who is in the fray from Ghaziabad, is also one of the most popular leaders in AAP. She had lost her seat in the Delhi 2013 Assembly elections by a mere 326 votes. The video which is being shared widely on social media, has spelled trouble for Ilmi and AAP, as it has been the subject of widespread criticism from people all over.

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