EC seeks report from Delhi CEO on Kapil Mishra's 'India vs Pakistan' remark made in relation to Assembly polls on 8 Feb

The BJP candidate Kapil Mishra made no specific mention of the movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act but, sharply attacked the protest at Shaheen Bagh and other places in the city.

Asian News International January 24, 2020 11:13:25 IST
EC seeks report from Delhi CEO on Kapil Mishra's 'India vs Pakistan' remark made in relation to Assembly polls on 8 Feb
  • Mishra had on 23 January tweeted, 'On 8th February there will be a contest between India and Pakistan on the streets of Delhi.'

  • According to sources, the Election Commission is mulling over strong action against BJP candidate Kapil Mishra.

  • In a series of provocative tweets, the BJP's candidate from Model Town also said Pakistani rioters have taken over the streets of Delhi.

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (EC) has sought a report from Delhi Chief Electoral Officer on BJP leader Kapil Mishra's tweet on Delhi Assembly elections in which he has likened these polls with India vs Pakistan reference.

Mishra had on 23 January tweeted: "On 8th February there will be a contest between India and Pakistan on the streets of Delhi."

A report in this regard is required to be submitted within 24 hours.

According to sources, the Election Commission is mulling over strong action against BJP candidate Kapil Mishra.

Earlier on Thursday, while speaking to ANI about his tweet, Mishra had said, "Mini Pakistans has been created at many places in Delhi. Shaheen Bagh is being replicated at various places. Other places like Inder Lok, Chand Bagh have also become mini Pakistan. Protesters are disturbing common people by blocking the road, shutting areas, schools, etc."

On 22 January, Aam Aadmi Party had written to the Election Commission alleging "wrongful acceptance of nomination forms of BJP candidate Kapil Mishra from Model Town constituency" and demanded cancellation of his candidature.

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