Delhi Elections 2020: Showcause Notice Issued to BJP Candidate Kapil Mishra for 'India vs Pakistan' Remark
BJP leader Kapil Mishra. (Photo Credits: Facebook)

Delhi, January 24: The Returning Officer (RO) has issued a show-cause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Kapil Mishra over his "India vs Pakistan" tweet on Delhi assembly elections. In a tweet, Mishra said that February 8 elections will be between India and Pakistan. The notice states that his act violates the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and the same is punishable under law. The BJP leader has been asked to explain why action should not be initiated against him. AAP Requests EC to Cancel Kapil Mishra's Candidature From Model Town Constituency, Calls Acceptance of His Nomination 'Wrongful'.

"India Vs Pakistan 8th February Delhi, On 8th February there will be a contest between India and Pakistan on the streets of Delhi," the BJP's candidate from Model Town constituency for the upcoming 2020 Delhi assembly election said on Thursday.

Tweet by BJP Leader Kapil Mishra:

He further claimed that protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Shaheen Bagh is sponsored by Pakistan. "Pakistan has entered Shaheen Bagh. Mini Pakistans are being created in Delhi. The Indian law is not followed in areas like Shaheen Bagh, Chand Bagh and Inderlok. Pakistani hooligans have captured the streets of Delhi,” he tweeted in Hindi.

Tweet by BJP Leader Kapil Mishra:

Mishra is fielded against AAP MLA Akhileshpati Tripathi from Model Town in north Delhi. Polling for 70 seats in Delhi is slated on February 8. The counting of votes and announcement of results will take place on February 11.

Reacting to the development, Mishra said that he has received the notice and he will give a 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," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

ANI Tweet:

"Roads are encroached upon in Shaheen Bagh, people aren't 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.