New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer on Friday asked Delhi Police to file a complaint against BJP’s Kapil Mishra for his ‘India vs Pakistan’ tweet.
Earlier in the day, the Election Commission asked Twitter to remove BJP leader’s tweet regarding Assembly elections after Delhi CEO’s office requested the poll body to initiate the process of taking down the said tweet.
In a series of tweets, Misha on January 23 had compared the Delhi election on February 8 to an “India vs Pakistan” clash.
8 फरवरी को दिल्ली की सड़कों पर हिंदुस्तान और पाकिस्तान का मुकाबला होगा
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) January 23, 2020
After the Delhi Election Commission’s returning officer issued a show-cause notice to Mishra over his tweet and asked to file an explanation within a day, the BJP candidate from Model Town said that he does not think that he said anything wrong and stands by his statement.
“I received a notice from Election Commission last night. I will give my reply today. I don’t think I said anything wrong. Speaking truth is not a crime in this country. I spoke the truth. I stand by my statement,” Mishra was quoted by newswire ANI.
“Roads are encroached upon in Shaheen Bagh. People are not being allowed to go to schools, offices, hospitals, inciting slogans are being raised. The shamelessness with which Manish Sisodia said he stands with Shaheen Bagh means that this is a political movement,” he added.
Submitting a reply to the show-cause notice, Mishra stated that his comments have been taken out of context and misinterpreted intentionally to paint a one-sided picture to stoke differences.
माननीय चुनाव आयोग के नोटिस को मेरा जवाब pic.twitter.com/7eT7YqoUAJ
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) January 24, 2020
“My statement must be seen in the context of Pakistan’s attempt at sending their proxies to take undue advantage of a prevailing law an order situation in Delhi. The protesters in Shaheen Bagh are neither in my constituency nor my voters hence my statement will have no impact on them,” he said.