New Delhi: BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Monday triggered yet another controversy, comparing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Muhammad Ali Jinnah and ‘advising’ the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to rename itself to Muslim League. (Click here for all Delhi Assembly Election news) Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: People of Delhi Will Vacate Both Shaheen Bagh And CM Residence, Tweets Kapil Mishra
The comment comes just days after a 48-hour poll campaign ban was slapped on him by the Election Commission for referring to the upcoming February 8 single-phase Delhi Assembly Election with an India vs Pakistan match earlier that week. The ban expired on January 27. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Here's Model Town Seat, Where Kejriwal's Friend-Turned-Foe Kapil Mishra Fights From BJP
On Monday, Mishra, a former AAP leader, tweeted: “AAP’s new name should be Muslim League. Those who consider Umar Khalid, Afzal Guru and Burhan Wani as their father are now running scared of UP CM Yogi Adityanath.” Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: BJP Leader Kapil Mishra Given 48-Hour Campaign Ban For 'India vs Pakistan' Tweet
Later, speaking to news agency ANI, he said, “Vehicles were set ablaze and cops were thrashed in Delhi, AAP and Congress are behind it. Arvind Kejriwal is doing the politics of Jinnah.”
“AAP’s new name should be Muslim League,” he reiterated.
Mishra is the BJP’s candidate from the Model Town constituency. Apart from him, other BJP leaders to have been banned by the poll body for ‘hateful speeches’ are MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and Lok Sabha MP Parvesh Verma.
Counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly polls will be done on February 11 with the result to be declared later in the day.