EC orders BJP to remove Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma, from star campaigners’ list

EC orders BJP to remove Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma, from star campaigners’ list


New Delhi, January 29, 2020: The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered the BJP to drop Union minister Anurag Thakur and West Delhi lawmaker Parvesh Verma from its list of star campaigners for Delhi elections after the two politicians were accused of using provocative language.

Verma had alleged that protesters gathered at Shaheen Bagh would enter homes, rape and kill and claimed that this can be prevented if the BJP is elected in the February 8 polls.

Thakur, on the other hand, was sent notice by the poll body for his election speech where he was heard saying to a gathering, “desh ke gaddaron ko…” leading to the people to reply in unison “...goli maro s****n ko”. Thakur was campaigning for the party’s Rithala candidate Manish Chaudhary.

(Source HT)