EC bars Mishra from campaigning for 48 hrs

EC bars Mishra from campaigning for 48 hrs

BJP leader Kapil Mishra

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25

The Election Commission (EC) today imposed a 48-hour campaigning ban on BJP candidate from Model Town Assembly segment Kapil Mishra following his controversial tweets.

The ban would come into force from 5 pm on Saturday, officials in the EC said.

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.

In another development, the commission has also issued a notice to the BJP’s Hari Nagar candidate Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga for his campaign song “Bagga Bagga har jagah” on the suspicion of it being “suspected paid news”.

The EC’s Media Certification and Monitoring Committee said Bagga uploaded the campaign song on his Twitter account without approval from it. “You are directed to state why expenditure on the song should not be computed as per standard rate and added to your election expense,” the EC notice read.

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