BJP accuses Congress of shielding Anarchist Lakha Sidhana

Controversy erupted after Punjab Congress let Lakha Sidhana attend an event in Punjab and granted him the stage to do so. Lakha Sidhana is one of the main accused rioters in the unprecedented Republic day violence that took place in Delhi. The Delhi police has accused him of inciting the violent protests in Delhi, but Congress despite these claims gave him the podium in Bhatinda. BJP called it the proof of Congress' patronage to anarchists and slammed them for joining hands with a rioter, demanding strict action against Lakha Sidhana. The Congress however steered clear of these allegations and accused the BJP of getting caught in baseless lies.