First an abuse, then an apology; is this the way how AAP works?

New Delhi, Nov 14: Days after the Home Minister said that an inquiry will be conducted into the funds of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), TV host Rajiv Laxman tendered an apology to Sushilkumar Shinde, for using derogatory words against him while addressing a crowd.

Rajiv, who along with his brother Raghu Ram have been campaining for the AAP endlessly in the capital, made abusive and derogatory remarks for the Home Minister over the foreign funding row, when he was campaining for the party, a video footage shows.

In the video, he says that the Home Minister must conduct an enquiry upon himself first, then on the AAP.

AAP immediately issued an apology and said that the incident 'was extremely unfortunate.' AAP admitted saying that such derogatory language must not be used in the public domain.

Rajiv also apologised for the comment and said that it was not meant for Shinde or any individual. "I apologise for the comment. It was not meant for Home Minister or any individual. One must understand that it is the way I speak normally," he said to Times Now.

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He went on to add that no one must hold the AAP or any other AAP supporter for his views.

Former journalist and AAP member Shazia Ilmi, who was present when the incident occurred, also apologised for the entire episode. "It was very unfortunate that this happened. Rajiv from Roadies was there to talk to the crowd and that is his way of talking. That's how the youth connects with him. However it was unfortunate and any kind of abusive language must not be used in public domain," she said.

Rajiv's brother, Raghu, who also hosts the shows MTV Roadies along with Rajiv apologised on his Twitter account, on his brother's behalf.

Just minutes after the video went viral, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit said that she was not aware of this particular incident, but quickly added and said that foul or derogatory language must not be used at any point. "Political language has to be more polite and more meaningful," Dikshit said.

Reports now suggest that the Congress may take this incident with the Election Commission.

Both Raghu and Rajiv are known for their rude and abusive language. The duo began campaigning for the AAP recently and have been speaking to the youth, since the youth connects with them better.

However the AAP now will have a lot to explain about the 'unfortunate incident.' Will the AAP get away using such foul language or will they be rapped by the Election Commission?

(OneIndia does not vouch for the authenticity of the video)

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