New Delhi: As a huge controversy erupted after Bharatiya Janata Party's advertisement was published on Monday mocking Arvind Kejriwal, party leader and Union Minister Piyush Goyal accused the AAP of twisting 'a metaphor' to reap political benefits.
Addressing a press conference, Goyal along with Delhi BJP state president Satish Upadhyay said that the remark in today's advertisement was made metaphorically to depict AAP’s DNA, its political philosophy, which he said was of anarchist attitude.
Goyal, a Union Minister in the Modi government, asserted that the AAP had twisted and misused the metaphor used by the BJP and converted a political statement into a casteist statement to get political benefit.
“There is no merit in AAP's allegations while the BJP believes in utmost political decency,” Goyal maintained.
We had used the word 'upadravi' metaphorically, which means 'anarchist'.
When asked about the BJP's stand on its ad, Goyal said that it was meant to bring forward the truth behind AAP and its leadership in public.
Upadhyay said the BJP will complain against Kejriwal to the Election Commission.
The BJP leaders maintained that the advertisement published by the party was not meant to target any particular caste or community.
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 as a person belonging to a 'boisterous' gotra.