New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of taking offence to 'everything but their own acts', after the latter demanded a public apology for an advertisement published by the former.
"The AAP takes offence to everything except their own acts. If they introspect, perhaps they will become a more responsible party," said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.
Meanwhile, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao accused AAP of using the issue of caste to gain political support.
"AAP is stooping very low in electoral politics; they are latching on to every effort to drag caste in their electoral calculations," said Rao.
Earlier in the day, AAP demanded a public apology from the BJP for the advertisement and said that they would file a complaint with the Election Commission over the same, after the BJP put up a newspaper advertisement targeting the Aam Aadmi Party and its chief. The ad portrays a caricature of Kejriwal, who swears on his children that he would never join hands with the Congress.
The ad also reportedly refers to him belonging to a 'boisterous' gotra.
This act by the BJP was criticized by various political parties. However, the party has gone silent on the matter.