Delhi Elections 2020 | EC extends ban on BJP's Parvesh Verma from campaigning by 24 hours
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Days after BJP MP Parvesh Verma was banned by the Election Commission for 96 hours to campaign for Delhi Assembly Elections over his hate speech for the Shaheen Bagh protesters, the election body yet again barred him from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, roadshows and interviews for 24 hours starting from today over his statement against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
"The (Election) Commission is of the considered view that Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh made vitriolic aspersions against Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi which violate... the Model Code of Conduct..." the election body said in a statement today.
Parvesh Verma, today accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of trying to incite riots in Delhi. Sitting on dharna at Gandhi Smarak in Parliament, Verma held a placard that read "Atank ka Dusra Nam Kejriwal (Kejriwal: Synonym of Terror).
Verma said that Kejriwal was provoking people to pick up guns and incite riots in Delhi. "I am calling Kejriwal a terrorist because he is giving guns to the people of Delhi. He is making AAP workers shoot by alluring them and giving them money. It is very shameful. They have stooped to the lowest level in politics. I am urging people to vote for development. But AAP wants riots in Delhi. They want to get all Muslim votes." Verma said as reported by IANS.
Verma had hurled the 'terrorist' remark at Kejriwal earlier also, which was echoed by Union Minister and Delhi election in-charge Prakash Javadekar too, against which AAP took out a silent march to condemn their statements against the chief minister.
Verma was barred by the Election Commission on January 30 from campaigning in Delhi elections for 96 hours over his controversial remarks.
The West Delhi MP had said, "Lakhs of people gather there (Shaheen Bagh). People of Delhi will have to think and take a decision. They will enter your houses, rape your sisters and daughters, kill them. There is time today, Modi Ji and Amit Shah won't come to save you tomorrow."
(With agencies inputs)
Posted By: Talib Khan