AAP Leader Atishi Marlena Urges People To Vote For Goons To Achieve The Goal Of Defeating BJP
AAP Leader Atishi Marlena Urges People To Vote For Goons To Achieve The Goal Of Defeating BJPAAP leader Atishi Marlena (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Taking the poll campaign rhetoric to an unforeseen level, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi Marlena has urged people to even vote for goons in order to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reports Indian Express.

In the video, Atishi, who is Kejriwal’s close aide and AAP’s East Delhi candidate for the Lok Sabha elections, is seen telling people to not hesitate from voting goons if it means defeat of BJP.

“It is our responsibility to vote for such a candidate/party that can defeat BJP. There is no single party in the country that can defeat the BJP alone. There are regional parties that are fighting against BJP in several states. In UP, only the SP-BSP coalition can defeat the BJP. So if one should vote for the alliance no matter how the candidate is. If the candidate is a goonda, still, we have to vote for the candidate to defeat BJP,” Atishi is heard saying in the video, as reported by Indian Express.

Meanwhile, BJP’s Delhi unit alleged that Marlena is a terrorist sympathiser and her parents even went on to defend Afzal Guru who masterminded attacks on the parliament in 2001. BJP further said that it is only normal for people like Atishi to support goons.

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