Election Commission banned BJP MP Parvesh Verma again on Wednesday for 24 hours owing to his remarks on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi| The Election Commission on Wednesday banned BJP MP Parvesh Verma again for his remarks on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. This is the second ban imposed on Parvesh Verma during the Delhi election campaign. His campaigning is banned till 6 PM on 6th February, which is also a last day for the Delhi campaign.
The 24 hours ban has been imposed on the lawmaker for referring Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as ‘terrorist’.
In an election rally last week, Verma had said, “Natwarlals and terrorists like Kejriwal are hiding in this country.” Verma later repeated his remarks at a sit-in outside parliament where he held a placard that read “Atank ka Dusra Naam Kejriwal” (Kejriwal: Another name for terrorism).
Taking objection to Verma’s remark, the Aam Aadmi Party had gone to Election Commission with their complaint. Verma was earlier banned from campaigning for 96 hours (4 days) for his remarks in an interview on Shaheen Bagh protestors. He had also made a remark to remove all the mosques in a rally on 28th January.
The Election Commission warned Verma to be more cautious and careful while making public remarks that may disturb level playing.