Politics

BJP's Kapil Mishra Faces 48-Hour Campaigning Ban For Divisive Tweets

In the tweet on Thursday, Mishra said the February 8 election will be a contest between India and Pakistan in Delhi.

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday imposed a 48-hour campaigning ban on BJP candidate from Delhi’s Model Town constituency Kapil Mishra following his communal tweets, poll panel officials said.

The ban order, signed by the chief election commissioner and two fellow election commissioners, would come into force from 5 pm on Saturday, they said.

Also read: EC Asks Twitter to Remove Kapil Mishra’s Tweet Comparing Delhi Elections to India vs Pak Contest

While Twitter had taken down one of his controversial tweets on Friday following directions of the EC, an FIR was lodged against him under section 125 of the Representation of the People Act dealing with creating enmity among classes.

Delhi goes to poll on February 8.