EC orders police to file FIR against Kapil Mishra for tweet likening Delhi polls to India vs Pak contest

EC orders police to file FIR against Kapil Mishra for tweet likening Delhi polls to India vs Pak contest

Election Commission has asked Twitter to remove a controversial tweet by BJP’s Kapil Mishra. Image: Twitter/@KapilMishra_IND

New Delhi, January 24

Poll authorities on Friday directed the Delhi Police to file an FIR against BJP candidate Kapil Mishra in connection with his controversial tweet in which he likened the election in the city to a India versus Pakistan contest, sources said.

The Election Commission had earlier asked Twitter to remove the tweet by Mishra, a candidate from the Model Town seat. A show-cause notice was also issued to him by the poll authorities for “violation of the poll code”.

“The returning officer (RO) has directed the Delhi Police to file an FIR against Kapil Mishra in connection with his controversial tweet,” a source in the Delhi CEO Office told PTI.

In the tweet on Thursday, Mishra, a former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal Cabinet, had likened the February 8 Delhi election to a contest between India and Pakistan. PTI

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