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EC asks Twitter to take down Kapil Mishra's tweet

Last updated on: January 24, 2020 13:59 IST

The Election Commission has asked Twitter to remove a controversial tweet by Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kapil Mishra, a candidate for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, in which he likened the election in the city to India versus Pakistan contest.

The Election Commission's action came after the office of the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer wrote to the EC to remove the tweet posted by Mishra on Thursday, EC officials said.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Election Commission's returning officer on Friday issued a notice to Mishra over his tweet in which he termed Delhi assembly elections as an India vs Pakistan clash.

 

Mishra had on January 23 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 taking strong action against BJP candidate Kapil Mishra.

On Thursday, speaking about his tweet, Mishra had said, "'Mini Pakistans' have 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 January 22, 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.

-- With inputs from ANI

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