EC Directs BJP To Stop Parvesh Verma, Anurag Thakur From Campaigning In Delhi
The Election Commission of India has asked the BJP to take MP Parvesh Verma and Union minister Anurag Thakur off the list of star campaigners for the upcoming assembly polls in the national capital.
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has asked the BJP to take MP Parvesh Verma and Union minister Anurag Thakur off the list of star campaigners for the upcoming assembly polls in the national capital. The action from the Election Commission comes after complaints against BJP leaders about their controversial statements during the campaign for Delhi assembly elections to be held on February 8.
Acting on complaints the EC has asked the BJP to withdraw Parvesh Verma and Anurag Thakur from campaigning with immediate effect. It may be recalled that Parvesh Verma made a series of highly controversial statements about the Shaheen Bagh protesters.
In one such remark, the BJP MP said that protesters such as the ones at Shaheen Bagh would barge into homes and rape women. He had earlier made similar statements— that all mosques built on government land in his area would be demolished and that Shaheen Bagh would be cleared in a day if the BJP came to power.
Union minister Anurag Thakur became the epicentre of a controversy by asking a crowd to chant along with him to shoot traitors.
Meanwhile, reacting to another remark by Parvesh Verma describing him as in naxalite and terrorist, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo, Arvind Kejriwal observed that he was deeply pained and saddened to be called such names. For five years he had worked hard 24 x 7 for Delhi, and had sacrificed everything, he claimed in his tweet:
पांच साल दिन रात मेहनत कर के दिल्ली के लिए काम किया। दिल्ली के लोगों के लिए अपना सब कुछ त्याग दिया। राजनीति में आने के बाद बहुत कठिनाइयों का सामना किया ताकि लोगों का जीवन बेहतर कर सकू। बदले में आज मुझे भारतीय जनता पार्टी आतंकवादी कह रही है ... बहुत दुख होता है https://t.co/WEhHtxZd8U— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 29, 2020