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EC bans Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma to campaign for Delhi assembly Polls

After BJP MP Parvesh Verma called Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal a “terrorist, the latter wrote on Twitter and express his disappointment

New Delhi: The Election Commission of Delhi has ordered to remove Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma from the list of star campaigners of BJP for Delhi Elections with immediate effect and until further notice.

After Tuesday’s delegation of Congress leaders, they approached the Election Commission of India asking for a ban on campaigning by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur and Lok Sabha MP from West Delhi Parvesh Verma for the Assembly elections because of their “provocative comments to instigate communal violence”.

“The star campaigners of BJP both Verma and Thakur have used controversial language. Top BJP brass, including Amit Shah, is going around Delhi, making provocative remarks to polarise the atmosphere and instigating communal violence. The BJP is frustration,” senior Congress leader Ajay Maken told reporters.

“The Election Commission of India has accepted that BJP has made provocative comments and we have demanded that they are banned from campaigning,” Maken added.

Maken said that the Election Commission informed the delegation led by Congress chief of Delhi Subhash Chopra that a meeting of all senior poll and police officials would be convened on January 31.

After BJP MP Parvesh Verma called Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal a “terrorist, the latter wrote on Twitter and express his disappointment. Kejriwal said the BJP has called me a “terrorist” despite all the hard work he put for the betterment of Delhi.

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