Delhi Cong asks EC to ban Thakur, Parvesh from campaigning

Delhi Cong asks EC to ban Thakur, Parvesh from campaigning

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New Delhi, Jan 28: The Congress on Tuesday approached the Election Commission and urged to ban Union Minister Anurag Thakur and BJP MP Parvesh Verma from Delhi assembly polls campaigning, for their 'communal' and 'inciting violence' speeches.

Thakur, who is Union Minister of state for Finance, on Monday made controversial slogans, 'desh ke gaddaron ko... goli maaro ' (shoot the traitors), while addressing the party supporters and the video went viral.

Verma, the West Delhi MP, said lakhs of anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh, could enter people's home to rape and kill women.

“BJP’s star campaigners Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma have used objectionable language. Top BJP leaders, including Home Minister Amit Shah, are going around Delhi making provocative statements to polarise the atmosphere and incite communal violence," said senior Congress leader Ajay Maken, along with DPCC president Subhash Chopra after meeting the Commission.

Maken said the Commission had promised them that nothing bad will happen and the poll body have called a meeting of its district officers and police commissioners on January 31 to discuss the matter.

The Congress leaders also said that the Commission has informed that they had sought report from CEO of Delhi on Mr Thakur and Mr Verma. (UNI)