Twitterati, AAP condemn Shazia Ilmi's 'communal' comment

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Ilmi's communal comment shocks many
New Delhi, April 23: A day after AAP leader Shazia Ilmi's controversial video went viral on the internet, many people have expressed shocked, some even condemning her statement on Twitter.

According to the 79-second video that went viral on the internet, Ilmi is seen interacting with Muslim leaders and asking them to be communal in the Lok Sabha elections. "You need to think of yourself and your community. Muslims need to be communal," she is seen saying in the video.

Watch the video here- <center><iframe width="100%" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RVVpkp0I7xE?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center>

The AAP has distanced itself from Ilmi's comment. AAP leader Manish Sisodia even said: "Have seen Shazia Ilmi's video, she shouldn't have made these remarks."

Meanwhile here is what some politicians, celebrities think of the whole episode-

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Shazia Ilmi's appeal "Muslims should be communal for their own good" - new entrant on list of politicos of hate & fear!</p>— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) <a href="https://twitter.com/rajeev_mp/statuses/458794425141821440">April 23, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Shazia Ilmi's 'Muslims shd b communal' remark isn't communal. Only shows she hasn't 1st clue what 'communal'/ 'secular' mean. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23embarrassing&src=hash">#embarrassing</a></p>— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) <a href="https://twitter.com/kavita_krishnan/statuses/458603688177573888">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Shazia Ilmi's 'Be communal for your own good' statement is highly condemnable. What is happening to the Indian political discourse??</p>— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) <a href="https://twitter.com/FarOutAkhtar/statuses/458642076972773376">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Heard Shazia Ilmi. Saddened. Christian or Sikh, Hindu or Muslim, we must ALL think as INDIANS to uproot communalism & corruption with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AAP&src=hash">#AAP</a>!</p>— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) <a href="https://twitter.com/VishalDadlani/statuses/458568652912984064">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>I've seen Shazia's clip. She should have not said it. AAP does not believe in communal politics. Our politics is to unite all Indians.</p>— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) <a href="https://twitter.com/msisodia/statuses/458608352520458240">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>I couldn't believe that ilmi had made a communal comment. When I saw the clip, I was very hurt. Did not expect th… <a href="http://t.co/mPAxMPfJ6m">http://t.co/mPAxMPfJ6m</a></p>— raghu ram (@tweetfromRaghu) <a href="https://twitter.com/tweetfromRaghu/statuses/458682382829518849">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Arvind Kejriwal however has not made any comment yet on the whole controversy.

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