New Delhi: BJP has portrayed a property dealer, who had been into several parties before, as activist of Shaheen Bagh protests.
Shahzad Ali, a resident of Abul Fazl Enclave in Jamia Nagar, is the newly joined member of the party projected as BJP's new prize catch in a bid to boost its own campaign. On the heels of this campaign, Aam Admi Party has started a campaign that BJP was behind the Shaheen Bagh protests.
Though Shahzad Ali had taken part in the Shaheen Bhag protest, he was never in the role of an organiser. Shahzad had shifted his political affiliation frequently in the past. He also has appeared on shared stages with Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Ulema Council leader Moulana Tahir Madani, Mim Foundation leader Navaid Choudhary, Muslim Political Council of India leader Taslim Rahmani and others at different times.
Shahzad Ali, who was introduced as social worker of Shaheen Bagh, was awarded BJP membership by state president Adesh Gupta and another leader Shyam Jaju.
"There are many among Muslim community who think BJP is their enemy and I joined BJP to prove their claim wrong" Shahzad was quoted saying after joining the party.