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Elections in Delhi: EC again prohibits BJP Parvesh Verma from campaigning | India News


NEW DELHI: The Electoral Commission on Wednesday banned BJP parliamentarian Parvesh Verma from campaigning a second time before the elections to the Delhi assembly, this time for his comments against Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The West Delhi legislator may not campaign for 24 hours after 6 p.m. today for referring to Kejriwal as a “terrorist,” the voting panel said.

At an election rally last week, Verma would have said: “Kejriwal jaise natwarlal, Kejriwal jaise atankwadi is desh mein chhupe baithe hain (Natwarlals and terrorists like Kejriwal hide in this country).”

Later, Verma repeated his terrorist mockery in Kejriwal in a sitting outside Parliament, where he held a banner that read “Atank ka Dusra Naam Kejriwal (Kejriwal: Another name for terror).

Taking strong objection to Verma’s comments, the AAP had filed a complaint with the Electoral Director of Delhi demanding the registration of an FIR against him.

Earlier, Verma was banned from campaigning for 96 hours (four days) for his interview in which he commented on Shaheen Bagh and a statement about the elimination of mosques at an election meeting in Vikas Puri on January 28.

Meanwhile, the EC also condemned a Kejriwal statement in which he promised Mohalla clinics in all courts.

The Commission warned him to be more careful and use caution in the future when making public statements that could disturb the equality of conditions.

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