New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday demanded sacking of Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar after a row erupted over his reported comments that Muslims can live in the country but will have to give up eating beef, which he later said his words have been distorted.
The party said Khattar's comment were a blow to the country's secular fabric and a criminal case should be registered against him.
"Khattar sahab should resign because of irresponsible statement and if he does not, then the BJP should sack him. He has distorted the secular fabric of the country. His statement not only unfortunate, but shameful," AAP's Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said.
Khattar, in an interview published by a newspaper, had said Muslims can continue to live in this country, but they will have to give up eating beef because cow is an article of faith here.
The Chief Minister later denied the charge saying his statement was distorted and was ready to express regret if he has hurt the sentiments of people.